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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 … Continue reading

Senators Introduce JJDPA Bill

Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy, Republican Senator Arlen Specter and Democratic Senator Herb Kohl, the senior members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, introduced a bill yesterday to reauthorize the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the key piece of federal legislation … Continue reading


Editorial in today’s New York Times: Children in Adult Jails Children who are confined to adult jails are at greater risk of being raped, battered or pushed to suicide. They also are more likely to become violent criminals than children … Continue reading

Leahy on JJDPA: “It Should Be Reauthorized”

Ah, good. We’re one step closer toward reauthorizing the federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA). Senate Judiciary Committee chairman has announced that hearings will be scheduled following Easter recess, and he’s officially on board. “It should be reauthorized,” … Continue reading


The Coalition for Juvenile Justice is seeking proposals from independent research consultants to develop, conduct and write up a survey among the nation’s 56 state juvenile justice advisory groups on the JJDPA (questions about compliance, challenges, successes).  Details here. Deadline … Continue reading

Catching Up With the JJDPA Reauthorization Campaign

From the March issue of Youth Today (the link is unavailable, so the text is posted below in full): Advocates Seek to Reform JJDP Act by Erika Fitzpatrick Federal juvenile justice reauthorization should for the first time encourage states to … Continue reading

JJDPA Reauthorization: Draft Bill Coming Soon

Act4JJ just sent around an e-mail blast announcing that a draft of the bill to reauthorize the federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act is due shortly. “The Senate Judiciary Committee and the House Education and Labor Committee are actively … Continue reading

JJDPA Testimony

Act4JJ has posted testimony from last week’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing here.

JJDPA Hearings Today

Today, beginning at 10:00 a.m., the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing to discuss the proposed reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. I’ve written before about why this is such a big deal. The JJDPA comes … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading