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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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Congress, fully fund the JJDPA!

The JJDPA sets federal standards to ensure a minimum level of safety and equitable treatment for youth who come into contact with the juvenile justice system.

As the Appropriations Committee begins the process for FY 2019, it's important for your representatives to hear from constituents about the importance of funding the JJDPA.

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Hi,

Tell Rep. Culberson to fully fund the JJDPA!

Rep. John Culberson is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science of the House Appropriations Committee. This subcommittee is responsible for allocating funds to programs within the Department of Justice, including the JJDPA. The JJDPA sets federal standards to ensure a minimum level of safety and equitable treatment for youth who come into contact with the juvenile justice system.

House Bill Defeated, but Message Remains Unchanged

On June 27, the US House of Representatives rejected the latest immigration bill (HR 6136, the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act) by a vote of 121-301. "No" voters included 112 Republicans and 189 Democrats. It is unclear whether Congress will return to this issue before the midterm elections.

On Tuesday, a Down-Ballot Win for Kids

November 10, 2016
Elizabeth Gaines

A Down-Ballot Win for Kids

November 10, 2016
Elizabeth Gaines
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