Throughout the fall, we'll bring you new voices and personal stories about the impact of the JJDPA and ways it can be strengthened and improved...
jjdpa at 40
On Sept. 7, 2014, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 (JJDPA)—the nation’s main law governing state juvenile justice programs...
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Karen Pittman, CEO of the Forum for Youth Investment, explains the top 5 reasons to look out for Citizen School founder, Eric Schwarz's new book...
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Under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA), the nation’s main federal juvenile justice law, states must establish State Advisory Groups ...
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JJDPA 40 anniversary
Photographer Richard Ross takes us inside the country’s juvenile detention facilities in an exhibit on display this week in Washington, DC, to commemorate the ...
jjdpa at 40
On Sept. 7, 2014, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 (JJDPA)—the nation’s main law governing state juvenile justice programs—turned 40. This ...
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Karen Pittman, CEO of the Forum for Youth Investment, explains the top 5 reasons to look out for Citizen School founder, Eric Schwarz's new book, The ...
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