Senate Judiciary Committee to Review JJDPA

Another press release, this one from Act4JJ, which is advocating reauthorization of the federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. (For background, see my earlier posts here and here):

U.S. Senate Judiciary to Hold First JJDPA Hearing in 8 Years

We are pleased to announce that the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary will hold a hearing on Reauthorization of the JJDPA on Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at 10:00 am EST. The hearing is titled “Reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act: Protecting Our Children and Our Communities” and will be held in Room 226 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building.

This will be the first Senate hearing held on the JJDPA in eight years.

The witness list is yet to be completed, but current invitees include Deirdre Garton, a former prosecutor and current Chair of the Wisconsin Governor’s Juvenile Justice Commission (the Wisconsin SAG); Anne Marie Ambrose, Director of Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Services at the Office of Children, Youth and Families in the Department of Public Welfare for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; and Shay Bilchik, former Administrator for the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, former President and CEO of the Child Welfare League of America and Founder and Director of the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University’s Public Policy Institute.

We will be reaching out to you to help you reach out to your U.S. Senators to encourage them to attend the hearing. In the meantime, please mark your calendars and prepare to join us on-line—the hearing will likely be Webcast live.

More information can be found at
This is likely to be the Web link for the Webcast as well.


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