10 Days of Action for the JJDPA

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Act 4 Juvenile Justice
Act4JJ
November 21, 2017

The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA), the nation’s landmark law that sets standards and protections for youth in state juvenile justice programs, is 10 years overdue for reauthorization. This year, the House and Senate each passed bipartisan bills to reauthorize the JJDPA, and now Congress has to take the last step and get this unfinished business done. As musician and activist John Legend notes, millions of young people can’t wait.

From now until Thanksgiving, join the Act4JJ Campaign’s 10 Days of Action for the JJDPA. Schedule your posts in advance and remind our elected officials that the #JJDPAmatters and it's time to get it done. (You can find all of the shareable images here.)

 


THANK YOU FOR TAKING ACTION!

 



ALL ACTIONS

You can share any past actions at any point. Please include #JJDPAmatters. 

 

NOV 14: SEND A TWEET TO #JJDPAmatters CHAMPIONS 

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NOV 15: SHARE HOW THE JJDPA WORKS


The #JJDPAmatters for many reasons. One is its support to Kentucky’s YMCA of Greater Louisville, circulate the NDD United’s Raise The Caps Report!

 

TWITTERTell Congress to protect children, families & communities. Reauthorizing the #JJDPA is a step forward for #jjreform. Here's how: bit.ly/jjdpaNDD #JJDPAMatters

 

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NOV 16: THROWBACK THURSDAY FOR THE JJDPA

Remember when THIS was a cutting-edge social media meme? We have been pushing hard to get the JJDPA reauthorized and fully funded since the early days of social media. We're closer now than ever! Let's come together to urge Congress to get this done.

 

Read this blog and please share it. Send your own #TBT (throwback Thursday) image, or use the sample text below.

 

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.@SenWhitehouse @ChuckGrassley @RepJasonLewis, you know that the #JJDPAmatters. We are 10 years overdue for reauthorization. Please continue to lead on getting this done! #TBT

instagramicon Without the #JJDPA, close to 1 million of #youth who come in contact with the juvenile #justice system annually are at risk. @senatemajldr, the safe + equitable treatment of young people is in your hands. Lets get it done NOW! | #jjreform #kids  #investinkids #jjdpamatters
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The #JJDPAmatters to me and it should to you. Thank you @senatorchuckgrassley  for being a champion for the #JJDPA. It’s time to rally your colleagues to get it done! | #jjreform #cjreform #kids #family #future #opportunity
 

 

 

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NOV 17: #FORWARDFRIDAY: SEND A MESSAGE


Research shows that if a Member of Congress receives a call about a particular issue more than five times, they are likely to be prompted to act. Let’s keep up the momentum to give the JJDPA the attention it needs.  Yesterday, we did a throwback, today we're moving forward (even though it's Flashback Friday on social).

 

Also, LIVE at 11:15 EST/ 8:15 PST, tune in to watch John Legend and the Safety and Justice Challenge #RethinkJails discussion:  https://www.facebook.com/johnlegend/


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I stand with those working to pass the #JJDPA. Are you with me? Tell Congress we’re in this together - for #jjreform! The #JJDPAmatters. Easy action alert: bit.ly/act4jjdpa  | #forwardfridays

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Live on FB! Watch @johnlegend and @safety_justice discuss America’s over reliance on jails. #RethinkJails: bit.ly/2muV0YM. Then, take 2 mins to tell Congress the #JJDPAmatters: bit.ly/act4jjdpa


 

NOV 18 & 19: SHARE THE COMMON SENSE CASE FOR CONGRESS TO ACT 
 

TWITTER READ: 10 reasons the #JJDPAmatters and why Congress should reauthorize this vital law today. Some may surprise you. bit.ly/10reasonsJJDPA
 

 


NOV 20: SHARE THE BLOG ON WHY #JJDPAmatters FOR TRIBAL YOUTH

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TWITTER GOOD READ: blog from @justiceforyouth and the National Congress of American Indians on justice for tribal youth. #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth | http://sparkaction.org/content/justice-tribal-youth


NOV 21: WE ARE THANKFUL FOR REP. BOBBY SCOTT

As we count down to Thanksgiving, let's continue to encourage the leaders who are working to get the JJDPA done, they need to hear from us. Today, please focus on Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA).

TWEETREP SCOTT

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TWITTER THANKFUL for @BobbyScott, for standing up for young people and justice. Please push to get the JJDPA reauthorized. Young people can't wait another day for Congress to do what matters. |  #JJDPAmatters

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Thankful for @BobbyScott for always being a strong ally for young people. You know how much #JJDPAmatters, please continue lead to get it done.

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This Thanksgiving week, we are thankful for @RepBobbyScott for standing for and with the close to 1 million young people that come in contact with the juvenile justice system each year. Mr. Scott, please work with your colleagues to finish the job of reauthorizing the landmark federal juvenile justice law. The #JJDPAMatters, it's time to get it done.

 

NOV 22: SHARE: SKIPPING SCHOOL SHOULDN'T MEAN JAIL TIME

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TWITTER
 

Did you know that skipping school could result in lock-up? That's the reality for too many young people. WATCH the @Verainstitute video and check out the report: http://www.sparkaction.org/content/skipping-school-lockup |  #JJDPAmatters

 

NOV 23: THANKSGIVING THURSDAY

For the final day of action, please share the Act4JJ video about the JJDPA as a #TBT. Please Tweet or schedule a post to share it and urge people to contact Congress this week and next. It's time to finish what they started and fully reauthorize the JJDPA.

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THANKFUL for the many ways the #JJDPAmatters and has helped states enact needed reforms to keep young people & communities safe. It's time for Congress to finish the job of reauthorizing this vital law. TAKE ACTION: bit.ly/act4jjdpa

WATCH VIDEO: bit.ly/jjdpaVID

 

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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