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Justice Eases New Rules on JJDPA Compliance; Punts Racial Disparities Standards to Trump Administration

In August, the Obama Administration proposed new rules related to the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, which remains funded by Congress but has not been reauthorized since 2002.


Map for Success in Juvenile Justice has More Destinations than Confinement

Youth prisons don’t work, yet on any given day, over 50,000 youth are in them or other out-of-home placements due to their involvement with the juvenile justice system. Overwhelming evidence shows that youth prisons are harmful, ineffective and excessively expensive.


Complete Breakdown of OJJDP Grants from 2014

As the end of the federal fiscal year draws nigh, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention has nearly completed its dispersion of grants for the year. As we did in fiscal 2013, Youth Services is ready with a breakdown of that funding.


Sens. Rand Paul and Cory Booker Cross Aisle for Bill on Juvenile Records, Solitary Confinement

A bill introduced this week by Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) would automatically seal or expunge the records of certain juveniles and limit the use of solitary confinement in juvenile facilities.

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Listenbee: OJJDP “Concentrating our Resources” on Racial Disparities

Obama’s top official on juvenile justice suggested that his office has made addressing racial fairness its priority, which had to make at least one candidate feel good about its chances to win a big training and technical assistance grant from the Justice Department.