Juvenile Justice Advocates Try Valentine Candygrams to Push Reauthorization
Advocates for reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) took to the halls of House and Senate office buildings to hand-deliver Valentine’s Day gifts with a political message.
Washington Weighs an End to Locking Kids Up for Truancy
As a teenager in foster care, Zack Zibrosky was detained eight times, five for running away from the same group home where some of the other kids had a history of aggressive behavior.
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.
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.
Juvenile Justice Reauthorization Back in The House
A bill to reauthorize the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) was introduced in the House today, a chamber in which a similar bill passed easily in the last Congress.
JJDPA Reauthorization Up Today, But Unlikely To Pass
A Senate bill to reauthorize the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) will be up for a unanimous consent vote this afternoon. But Youth Services Insider has learned that it is unlikely to pass because of the continued objection to it by Sen.
Need for Better Collaboration on Crossover Youth Voiced in Senate Judiciary Hearing
The solution to curbing juvenile arrests and improving permanency for abused and neglected children? Better collaboration between the systems that serve many of the the nation’s most at-risk youth, witnesses told the Senate Judiciary Committee this week.
Two Big Takeaways from Latest Failure to Pass Juvenile Justice Bill
An attempt to reauthorize the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) has stalled, and its most controversial provision is the reason. Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) placed a hold on the JJDPA bill over his concern with a three-year phaseout of the valid court order (VCO), the one exception that allows a system to comply with federal standards while detaining youth for status offenses.