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2019 UPDATE: Thank Congress for Getting the JJDPA Reauthorized!

Since 1974, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) has provided direction and support for state juvenile justice system improvements and has significantly contributed to the reduction of juvenile crime and delinquency. This landmark law sets federal standards for the custody and care of youth in the juvenile justice system while promoting policies that help keep communities safe.

In December 2018, Congress passed a long-overdue bipartisan reauthorization. The Act4JJ Campaign is rolling out fact sheets about what's in the law. Our next priority is to ensure the law is fully funded so states can do what works for young people and communities.

Take two minutes using the alert below to thank your Members of Congress for renewing the JJDPA!



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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