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March 2020: Urge Lawmakers to Help Protect Justice-Involved Youth!
In recent weeks, a public health crisis has unfolded across our country which will require unprecedented actions to contain. As federal, state, and local governments plan their responses to COVID-19 and attempt to slow the spread of the virus, it is essential that we keep in mind the impact that this emergency may have on young people, including those who are at risk of becoming involved with the justice system, or who are already involved with the justice system, particularly those who are locked behind bars.
 

Join us in asking Congress to fund essential services and supports for young people in the justice system during this time and ensure that access to Medicaid is immediately available upon leaving facilities.

Our one-minute alert below makes it easy to write your Congressional representatives today!

 

 

Please spread the word by sending your networks to ACT4JJ’s JJDPA Matters Action Center, powered by SparkAction.org.

There, you’ll find:

  • A blog series on Why JJDPA Matters
  • An easy-to-use zip code  action alert to support funding for the JJDPA and information on what's in the law
  • Resources and information from fellow coalition members and allies

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