116th Congress

Juvenile Justice Appropriations

Juvenile justice appropriations play an essential role in keeping our youth and communities safe. Over the past decade, however, federal funding for these programs has been slashed by nearly 50 percent. Further cuts could jeopardize gains that have been seen in states across the country, leaving some of our most vulnerable youth unprotected.

Funding for JJDPA programs enable states to offer:

  • Prevention programs for at-risk youth
  • Law enforcement and judicial training
  • Evidence-based interventions for young people
  • Keeping kids out of adults jails and lockups
  • Keeping kids out of jail for non-criminal offenses


Funding in the States


For information on funding in individual states, check out the following fact sheets:

Page was last updated on April 11, 2017