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Tell Congress: Reauthorize the JJDPA
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.
For more than 40 years, the JJDPA has helped states build systems that protect kids and promote public safety. The continuing success of effective juvenile crime prevention and deterrence depends on Congress strengthening the provisions of the JJDPA and providing the resources needed for states and localities to implement the law and related programs.
Tell Congress to support a renewed, strengthened JJDPA now – just enter your Zip Code and lend your voice to this call to action!