The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) is the single most important piece of federal legislation affecting youth in juvenile justice systems across the country. It is the primary vehicle through which the federal government sets standards for state and local juvenile justice systems, and provides direct funding for states, research, training and technical assistance, and evaluation.
The Center’s staff members have been involved in efforts to reauthorize and strengthen the JJDPA. For more information about this aspect of the Center’s work, contact Executive Director Mark Soler at 202-637-0377 x104 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Juvenile Justice – Lessons for A New Era
Executive Director Mark Soler published an article in the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy that outlines how new research and experience should guide juvenile justice policy and practice reforms in several areas. Mark co-authored the piece with Marc Schindler and Dana Shoenberg.
Act 4 Juvenile Justice
Act 4 Juvenile Justice (ACT4JJ) is a campaign of the National Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Coalition (NJJDPC), which represents more than 180 national organizations who work on youth development and juvenile justice issues. ACT4JJ is composed of juvenile justice, child welfare and youth development organizations advocating for the reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) and increased federal funding for juvenile justice programs and services.