#TBT: It’s time to Get the JJDPA Done!

10DAYS
Act 4 Juvenile Justice, SparkAction
Frances Medina and Caitlin Johnson
November 16, 2017

Remember when THIS was a cutting-edge social media meme? We’d grab a piece of paper and snap a selfie with a hashtag and voila.

TBT

 

Social media has come a long way since then.

We’re closer than ever to Congressional reauthorization of the JJDPA.

 

So has our collective work on the nation’s landmark juvenile justice law, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDPA). We’re closer to Congressional reauthorization than we have been in the past 10 years!

 

This year, both the House and Senate passed bipartisan bills to reauthorize this critical law, which sets standards and protections for young people in state juvenile justice programs and enables states to enact key reforms for children and communities. (Learn more about why the #JJDPAmatters here and here.)

 

Now, Congress must come together to address differences in the two bills and fully reauthorize the law. This is a critical step towards fully funding it.

 

Congress has a lot on its plate, so it’s important that we not let our elected officials lose sight of this relatively easy win that will positively impact the lives of children in their communities.  

 

So let’s have some fun on Thursdays in November, and urge Congress to get this done! Here’s how:

 

On Twitter, send a #TBT (“throwback Thursday”) or #FlashbackFriday Tweet. Take a selfie holding our image (template here) or copy and paste the text below. Use the hashtag #JJDPAmatters.

 

twitterClick to Tweet this:
 

We need you, @SenWhitehouse @ChuckGrassley @RepJasonLewis @BobbyScott ‏@virginiafoxx to keep up the work on #JJDPAmatters. Please continue to lead on getting this done! #TBT #JJDPA
 

[Create your own #tbt throwback image, or use this one from CJJ. (You will need to add images to the Tweet if you use Click to Tweet function).]

 

CJJ TBT


twitterClick to Tweet this:

We know that the #JJDPAmatters to you, @SenWhitehouse. Your constituents in #RhodeIsland know it too. We're almost there. Let's get it done! #JJDPA #jjreform

whitehouse

 


twitterClick to Tweet this:

Thank you @ChuckGrassley for your longtime leadership and investing in what works. Please work with your colleagues to pass the #JJDPAmatters reauthorization. It's time to get this done.

 

[Create your own #tbt throwback image, or use this one from CJJ. (You will need to add images to the Tweet if you use Click to Tweet function).]

GRASSLEY TBT

 

Find more ideas for action in our 10 Days of Action for #JJDPAmatters post.

 

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