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November 2021: Urge Senators to Make Youth Justice a Priority

Please take a moment to reach out to your Senator to let them know that it's vital to cover juvenile justice and delinquency prevention programs in this year's budget. Earlier this month, the Commerce Justice and Science Committee advanced a budget would allocate $796 million towards youth justice, including $100 million towards closing facilities. States need these funds to improve justice approaches, protect youth and promote safe communities. Congress reauthorized the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) in 2018, and must now ensure full funding so that states have the capacity to successfully implement the law and provide services to young people that can divert them away from the justice system.

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Please spread the word by sending your networks to the Action Center powered by SparkAction.org.

There, you’ll find:

  • 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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