House Proposal Would Eliminate Key Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) Funding

House Proposal Would Eliminate Key Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) Funding

May 14, 2015 | by Gary Gately | Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

A proposal under revision this week by a US House Appropriations subcommittee would eliminate funding for states to comply with laws designed to protect children in the juvenile justice system.

A proposal under revision this week by a US House Appropriations subcommittee would eliminate funding for states to comply with laws designed to protect children in the juvenile justice system. This article describes the proposed funding elimination, which, if approved by the House, would leave the 1974 Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) without funding. The proposal comes at a crucial time: A bipartisan bill to reauthorize the JJDPA was introduced in April. Read more here. Learn more about NCCD’s juvenile justice work.