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No matter what area you care most about, consider this: Children, teens and communities thrive when we recognize that development cuts across domains, settings, and disciplines. It's all related—a family's struggle with finances can affect a child's health; what a teen does after school has a big impact on how well he or she learns, and several longitudinal studies show that when states invest in early learning, they spend less in special education and juvenile justice services.

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Call on Your Senators to Fund Youth Justice Improvements!

Congress is still working to set government spending levels for fiscal year 2020, through the appropriations process. The U.S. House of Representatives has completed its appropriations bills, and the Senate is working on its version. Please take a minute to call and urge your Senators to fully fund the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. States need these funds to improve justice approaches, protect youth and promote safer communities.

Juvenile Justice 101

In Our Own Words: Youth-Led Strategies for Better Justice

February 26, 2019
Shamelen Henderson
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