View the letter here: DOJ Letter of Support for S. 678
The letter was copied to Senate Judiciary Ranking Member Jeff Sessions (R-AL).
On April 13, 2009, the Act 4 Juvenile Justice Campaign transmitted a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs Laurie O. Robinson, and Acting OJJDP Administrator Jeff Slowikowski, urging their support for S. 678, bi-partisan legislation to reauthorize the JJDPA in the 111th Congress. The letter was signed by 135 national, state and local organizations representing thousands of constituents who care about delinquency prevention and juvenile justice reform and who support the reauthorization of a strong and forward-looking JJDPA.
View the letter here: Act4JJ Transition Letter
On December 8, 2008, the Act 4 Juvenile Justice Campaign transmitted a letter to President-elect Barack Obama and Attorney General-designate Eric Holder outlining three major recommendations for the new Administration. In brief, Act4JJ strongly urged to the President-elect and Attorney General-designate to:
- Elevate and strengthen the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) within the Office of Justice Programs at the U.S. Department of Justice;
- Include substantial federal investments in juvenile justice in the President’s Budget Recommendations to the 111th Congress; and
- Provide leadership and direction to the 111th Congress to ensure a strong reauthorization of the JJDPA in 2009.
The letter was copied to Laurie Robinson, Chair of the Obama-Biden Transition Team for the Office of Justice Programs.