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January 2021: Urge Lawmakers to Make Youth Justice a Priority in 2021

As federal, state, and local governments continue to respond to the startling rise in COVID-19 cases, it is essential that we keep in mind the impact that this emergency is having on young people, especially those who are at risk of becoming involved with the justice system, or who are already involved with the justice system. Lawmakers must take important steps to ensure young people are able to return safely to their families during this emergency. Please take this opportunity to urge lawmakers to support JJDPA funding and ensure that justice-involved youth are accounted for in the next COVID relief package.


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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