Action Update

Bill improving young offenders passes the Congress!

December 14, 2018

After 16 years, more than 6 bills, strong bipartisan support, and countless hours of letter-writing campaigns and advocacy, the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate both passed – unanimously – legislation to reauthorize the Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention Act (JJDPA) and sent the bill to the President for his signature.  While the final bill was not as strong as we would have liked it, there were several positive provisions.

For more information about the legislation, please read the 1-page Action Update.