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YAP's National Policy Director, Shaena Fazal, discusses the Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) in an op-ed piece published by the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange. Almost 40 years ago, Congress enacted the Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA), the bedrock federal juvenile justice law that sets national standards for youth in the system. The law prohibits states from incarcerating youth in adult jails with limited exception, requires states to deinstutionalize...
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YAP Participates in Panel about Juvenile Justice
Gary Ivory, YAP Southwest President and National Director of Program Development participated in a panel about the juvenile justice and gang intervention. The panel, hosted and moderated by Congressman Bobby Scott, focused on the Youth PROMISE Act and cost-effective intervention and prevention efforts to improve the educational, social and life outcomes of youth in some of America's most distressed communities. The panel also discussed how to redirect focus away from ineffective "tough on crime"...
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