Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
The Curious Case of the Nonparticipating States
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) recently issued a $10.4 million funding competition that on first blush shocked Youth Services Insider. It was a request for proposals (RFP) from nonprofits or local governments in states that are not participating in the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA), through which state juvenile justice agencies receive grants in exchange for complying with four standards in their treatment of youths.
Juvenile Justice Reauthorization Could Happen as Early as Tomorrow
A bill that would finally update the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA), after more than 15 years, appears headed for passage as early as Tuesday. UPDATE: The bill has passed the Senate, and now heads to the House of Representatives for approval.
Trump Will Appoint Caren Harp to Lead Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
President Trump announced his intention to appoint former Arkansas prosecutor Caren Harp to serve as administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the division of the Justice Department that oversees federal funding and standards related to juvenile justice.
OJJDP’s Pass on Racial Disparities Met with Sounds of Silence
Since 2013, the Justice Department has not enforced a requirement that states study, and attempt to address, racial disparities in their juvenile justice systems. The department has been issuing states a “pass” on the disproportionate minority contact (DMC) requirement of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the central piece of federal policy on juvenile justice.
Three Plausible Paths for JJDPA To Finally Clear Both Chambers
The House of Representatives passed a bill to reauthorize the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act yesterday, something that chamber had done in the waning days of the last Congress. The next move lies with the U.S.