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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

Honoring the Legacy of Senator Birch Bayh (Act4JJ Press Release, March 2019)
Administration Releases FY20 Budget (Act4JJ Press Release, March 2019) 
President signs H.R. 6964 (C-SPAN Video, December 2018)  
Congress Unanimously Passes H.R. 6964, Reauthorizing the JJDPA (Act4JJ Press Release, December 2018) 

Legislation and Updates to the Act

115th Congress (2017-2018):
Act4JJ Summary of H.R. 6964
CJJ & NCJA Summary of H.R. 6964
Congressional Research Service Summary of Updates to the Act
FAQ: 2018 Reauthorization
JJDPA Redline
JJDPA Complete Act (2018)
Overview of H.R. 6964 (PowerPoint)
Text of H.R. 6964

Implementation of H.R. 6964

Conditions in Youth Facilities 
Educational Reentry
Funding
Girls and Sexually Exploited Youth
OJJDP Research & Technical Assistance
JJDPA and the Courts
Reentry
Runaway and Homeless Youth Act 
State Advisory Group Members
State Plans 
Title V
Tribal Youth

Core Requirements: 
Desinstiutionalization of Status Offenders
Racial and Ethnic Disparities 
Sight and Sound Separation/Jail Removal

Recommendations to the Administration and Congress

NJJDPC Recommendations to the 116th Congress (February 2019)
NJJDPC Transition Recommendations to the New Administration (January 2017)
NJJDPC Recommendations to the 115th Congress (March 2017)
JJDPA Recommendations (2015)
Implementing Juvenile Justice Reform: The Federal Role (2014) 

Funding
 
General Information and Reports

Racial and Ethnic Disparities: 
Racial Disparities in Youth Commitments and Arrests
Disproportionate Minority Contact in the Juvenile Justice System
Smart, Safe, and Fair: Strategies to Prevent Youth Violence, Heal Victims of Crime, and Reduce Racial Inequality
Racial And Ethnic Disparities Reduction Practice Manual
Interactive Map - Racial and Ethnic Disparities
Jim Crow Juvenile Justice

Youth in Adult Jails and Prisons: 
Getting to Zero: A 50-State Study of Strategies to Remove Youth from Adult Jails 
Youth in the Adult System

Cost: 
Sticker Shock: Calculating the Full Price Tag for Youth Incarceration
Debtors' Prison for Kids? The High Cost of Fines and Fees in the Juvenile Justice System

Girls: 
Girls and Juvenile Justice
Beyond the Walls: A Look at Girls in D.C.'s Juvenile Justice System
National Crittenton's National Girls Initiative
No Place for Youth: Girls in the Adult Justice System

LGBTQ Youth: 
LGBT Youth and Juvenile Justice
Restoring Justice: A Blueprint for Ensuring Fairness, Safety, and Supportive Treatment of LGBT Youth in the Juvenile Justice System 
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth in the Juvenile Justice System
OJJDP Listening Session Report: Creating and Sustaining Fair and Beneficial Environments for LGBTQ Youth
Practice Guide: Creating a Juvenile Justice LGBTQ Task Force

Mental Health: 
Mental Health and the JJDPA
A Road Map for Change: How Juvenile Justice Facilities Can Better Serve Youth with Mental Health Issues
National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice: Trauma 

Oversight: 
Unjustice: Overcoming Trump's Rollbacks on Youth Justice
Sunlight Foundation Reports on OJJDP:
     Reduction in Access to Pages about Programs and Policy Guidance on the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s Website
 
    Language Shifts on the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s “Vision and Mission” and “About” Webpages

Other:
 
Rescinded OJJDP Guidance

OJJDP Policy Guidance for Nonsecure Custody of Juveniles in Adult Jails and Lockups; Notice of Final Policy (2018) 
Girls and the Juvenile Justice System (2017) 
Engaging Families and Youth in the Juvenile Justice System (2017) 
Memorandum to States from OJJDP Administrator Regarding Revised Guidance on Jail Removal and Separation Core Requirements (July 15, 2014) 
Revised Guidance on Jail Removal and Separation Core Requirements (June 17, 2014) 
Disaggregating MIP Data from DSO and/or Jail Removal Violations: Guidance for States
Status Offenders and Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act - Followup on Data Reporting for Annual Core Requirements Determinations
Guidance Manual for Monitoring Facilities Under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 2002
Disproportionate Minority Contact Technical Assistance Manual (July 2009)