Senate Judiciary Approves $833 Million Over Five Years for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act
The Senate Judiciary Committee approved yet another attempt to update the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA), which has not been reauthorized since 2002. The bill, S.1169, would phase out the lone exception in the law that permits the detention of status offenders; set new terms for failure to comply with the act; limit expenditures on mentoring and require the collection of new data on juvenile offenders.
Adoption Incentives Bill Clears Senate, Heads to President
A bipartisan and bicameral child welfare bill to restructure adoption incentives, require tracking of failed adoptions and limit long-term foster care is headed to President Obama’s desk for signature. The Senate passed The Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act (H.R.
New Adoption Deal Should Take on Subsidies Fraud
By Servet Bayimli As the Children’s Law Center’s Broken Adoption Project members, we applaud Congress on reaching a deal on H.R. 4980. The bill offers states a new framework to calculate adoption incentives, support post-adoption services, track broken adoptions, and combat youth sex trafficking.