Tag Archive for: Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA)

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A Boy Among Men: What Happens When You Throw a Teenager into an Adult Prison? Guess.

Three years ago, the young man who would later be known as John Doe 1 shuffled into the Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility in Ionia, Michigan. The town of 11,000 residents, which sits in the remote center of the state, houses five prisons,…

DOJ Juvenile Justice Unit Faces Big Staff Cuts – The Crime Report

The Trump administration's planned cuts to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) will likely impact the department's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). Read more.
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GOP Congressman Confident Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention Act will Pass – Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

Congress is expected to pass Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention Act, which has not been reauthorized since 2002. Read more.
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We Need an Intersectional Approach to Juvenile Justice Reform – Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

Juvenile justice reformers are seeking to find out why racial and ethnic minorities are over-represented in the juvenile justice system—a phenomenon known as disproportionate minority contact (DMC). However, reformers are also paying more…
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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,…