NYT on JJDPA Reauth

An editorial in today’s Times offers strong support for the “comprehensive approach” to juvenile justice reform that informs the Senate’s JJDPA reauthorization bill (background here). “This bill represents an important step toward rational and compassionate justice for troubled children,” the editorial states. But it’s not perfect. As Congress considers reforming the juv justice system, legislators “ought to bar the states from housing children in adult jails, except for the most heinous crimes. Sadly, the updated version of the law…falls short of that goal.”

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One response to “NYT on JJDPA Reauth

  1. Today, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee was expected to “markup” the Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) of 2008. Unfortunately, not enough members of the committee showed up for the committee meeting. Without the quorum necessary to conduct votes on bills before the committee , U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) adjourned the meeting. Stay tuned…

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