Will the JJDPA be Reauthorized in 2014?

juvenile1010The┬áJuvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, a 40 year old landmark federal mandate aimed at helping one of our nation’s most vulnerable populations, is supposed to be reauthorized every five years. Unfortunately, the last reauthorization by Congress was back in 2002. In addition, it has been almost 20 years since substantial amendments were added to the legislation, no doubt leaving gaps in services for at-risk youth.

With the bulk of juvenile corrections funding currently coming from individual states, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island) plans to submit a bill to reauthorize and strengthen the core requirements of the JJDPA by the end of the year.

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