Tell Your Senators to Support JJDPA!
On September 22, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill updating the nation’s landmark federal juvenile justice law, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. With an emphasis on education, mental health treatment, and trauma-informed care – the JJDPA sets standards and protections for youth in state juvenile justice programs. Now it’s time for the Senate to pass its own bipartisan bill for fairer youth justice.
You can help! Join Neighborhood House in encouraging the Senate to pass reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. Use this action alert to ask your Senator to pass the JJDPA this year.
To learn more, check-out SparkAction’s blog post 10 Ways a Reauthorized JJDPA Would Improve Young Lives for information on why the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act makes good, common sense for our community.