ACT4JJ informs policymakers, advocates, and the public about the reauthorization of the JJDPA and the importance of federal funding for juvenile justice system programs and services. For news, insights and youth voices, please visit the ACT4JJ blog and action center, hosted by SparkAction: JJDPA Matters.

Latest News

Senate Approves Reauthorization of JJDPA (August 2017)

ACT4JJ Materials

JJDPA Recommendations
JJDPA Statement of Principles
Act4JJ Mobilizing Toolkit
#JJDPAMatters in Arkansas (March 2016)
40 for 40 Video Series


115th Congress (2017-2018):
S. 860, Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Reauthorization Act of 2017 (April 2017)
H.R. 1809, Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2017 (March 2017)
Act4JJ Organizational Sign-on Letter in support of H.R. 1809 (April 2017)
Act4JJ Release on House Passage of H.R. 1809 (May 2017)

114th Congress (2015-2016):
The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Reauthorization Act of 2015
JJDPA Reauthorization Bill Summary
Organizations That Have Endorsed S. 1169
Oversight Hearing Summary
Supporting Youth Opportunity and Preventing Deliquency Act of 2016 (H.R. 5963)
Organizations That Have Supported H.R. 5963

Core Requirements

Deinstitutionalization of Status Offenders
Jail Removal and Sight and Sound Seperation
Disproportionate Minority Contact

General Information

Mental Health and the JJDPA
Status Offenses and the JJDPA
Youth in the Adult System
Protecting Incarcerated Youth
Girls and Juvenile Justice
LGBT Youth and Juvenile Justice

Juvenile Justice Reports

Sticker Shock: Calculating the Full Price Tag for Youth Incarceration
Re-Examining Juvenile Incarceration
Public Opinion on Juvenile Justice
aw Enforcement's Leadership Role in the Advancement of Promising Practices in Juvenile Justice