Justice Matters - Urge Congress to Pass the JJDPA!

Act 4 Juvenile Justice
August 7, 2017

Take two minutes to make your voice heard! 

Good news: the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act just got a big step closer to a much-needed update in Congress! The JJDPA sets basic standards and protections for youth in state juvenile justice programs, and it is long overdue for Congressional reauthorization. The House has already passed its bill, and on August 1, the Senate passed its bill (S.860) with a unanimous consent voice vote. Now, Congress needs to reconcile the bills and get this done.

What you can do: Take two minutes and use the alert below to thank your Senators for taking action on this vital bill and urge Congress to act. All you need is your address and we'll get you to your elected officials. We'll even provide talking points customized to their position on the bill.

  • 10 Ways a Reauthorized JJDPA Would Improve Young Lives and Communities.
  • More on why the JJDPA matters.
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