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Juvenile Justice Reauthorization Back in The House – The Chronicle of Social Change

Last week, a bill to reauthorize the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill would reauthorize the structure of JJDPA, reorganize the Title V incentive grant system, and phase out an exception to federal standards that currently allows judges to confine youths for committing status offenses. JJDPA bills have come to the floor of the U.S Senate many times over the last decade, but none have passed. Read more.