By Susan Richardson, January 22 2015
The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA), enacted in 1974 and reauthorizedin 2002, has made strides in setting standards for state and local juvenile justice systems, and providing state funding, training and evaluation. This important legislation and its reauthorizations have continued to protect youth, increase access to prevention and treatment services, and reduce transfers to the adult criminal justice system.
Though JJDPA has remained strong, the juvenile justice field has evolved in a way that requires the legislation to evolve and adapt.
On February 15, 2015, The Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) will host a webinar addressing this. “The JJDPA: Updating Federal Law to Reflect New Reforms” will bring together national leaders in juvenile justice and policymakers, including CJJ, the executive director for Juvenile Law Center, and the Office of US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI).
CJJ states, “Please join us for an overview of how this legislation has helped drive reform at the state and local levels. We will also discuss how we can help ensure that federal policy reflects the new knowledge, advancements, and promising practices from the field, and how a reauthorized JJDPA might change the future landscape of juvenile justice practice.”
This webinar will be valuable for juvenile justice professionals, policymakers, advocates and allies in the fields of juvenile justice to understand how the federal landscape of juvenile justice may evolve.
Register here for the webinar.
- What: The JJDPA: Updating Federal Law to Reflect New Reforms
- When: February 5, 2015 at 3:00pm ET
- Hosted by: CJJ and the National Juvenile Justice Network.
- Lara Quint, Legislative Counsel, Office of US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
- Bob Schwartz, Executive Director, Juvenile Law Center
- Naomi Smoot, Senior Policy Associate, Coalition for Juvenile Justice
- Register: Register here
Topics: Juvenile Justice Reform, Resources
Updated: February 08 2018