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Take two minutes to thank our Senators for this bipartisan success.
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The top ten reasons Congress should act to reauthorize this critical law today—some of these may surprise you.
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First-generation college student Steven Pacheco spent a year in prison but rather than be derailed, he is now hard at work researching and advocating...

 

 


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JJDPA at a Glance

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  • JJDPA is the main federal juvenile justice law
  • JJDPA protects kids and promotes safe communities
  • JJDPA funding has been cut significantly over the last decade

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Thursday, September 7

Join 180+ groups for the #ThumbsUp4Kids Day of Action.

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See also:   Act4JJ.org   |   PromoteSafeCommunities.org   |   SparkAction's Juvenile Justice page

 

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A call on Congress to eliminate the Valid Court Order exception as it works to reauthorize the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA).
 
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On Thursday, Sept. 7, join the #ThumbsUp4Kids Day of Action calling on Congress to make a positive difference for kids by coming together to pass the JJDPA.
 
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Take two minutes to thank our Senators for this bipartisan success.
 
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Congress is step closer to a long-awaited update for the nation’s main juvenile justice law.
 
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The Senate took long-overdue action to reauthorize The Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Reauthorization Act.
 
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VIDEO & ACTION ALERT! The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) is the nation's main juvenile justice law. It needs to be updated and strengthened to help states create fairer, more effective programs. It has been overdue for reauthorization since 2007.
 
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The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) is a federal-state partnership to improve and modernize juvenile justice approaches.  Here's how some states use the funding, and why it's time for Congress to reauthorize and fully fund he JJDPA law.