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July 2020: Thank your Representative!
On July 8, the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee met to markup its portion of the appropriations bill ahead of the 2021 FY. Thanks to your support and continued action from advocates across the country, the Representatives committed to continue to fund the provisions of the JJDPA that allow states to adopt evidence-based practices, conduct essential research, improve their justice approaches, and keep young people OUT of contact with the justice system. There's still work to do to make sure these numbers hold - or even improve! But let's take a minute to make sure the House members know that their efforts are appreciated.



Please spread the word by sending your networks to ACT4JJ’s JJDPA Matters Action Center, powered by SparkAction.org.

There, you’ll find:

  • A blog series on Why JJDPA Matters
  • 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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