National Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Coalition
CJJ is a member organization of the National Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Coalition (NJJDPC), a collaborative array of youth- and family- serving, social justice, law enforcement, corrections, and faith-based organizations, working to ensure healthy families, build strong communities and improve public safety by promoting fair and effective policies, practices and programs for youth involved or at risk of becoming involved in the juvenile and criminal justice systems.
CJJ staff are pleased to serve on the NJJDPC Steering Committee and to be active in NJJDPC working groups. The NJJDPC meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 1:30 pm in Washington, D.C. These meetings are open to the public.
New from NJJDPC:
On February 15, 2011, CJJ joined the National Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Coalition (NJJDPC) as it released strong recommendations, advancing much-needed policy and administrative improvements, to President Obama and the Members of the 112th Congress.
The calls for action prioritize juvenile justice system reform and urges:
* Swift appointment of a permanent administrator for the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP);
* Reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA); and
* Assurance that implementation of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) meets the needs of detained youth.
Juvenile justice systems across the United States are in urgent need of reform. The JJDPA reauthorization is four years overdue. In addition, young people are being sexually-abused in juvenile and adult facilities. President Obama and Congress must immediately appoint a strong OJJDP Administrator, set a clear direction and provide resources to states to help keep our youth and communities safe. In addition, Attorney General Eric Holder needs to finalize PREA regulations with state input and begin implementation in partnership with the states as soon as possible.
Juvenile justice reform is a bi-partisan concern. NJJDPC's recommendations are based on the consensus of more than 50 national organizations working together on youth development, juvenile justice reform and delinquency prevention, including a broad range of practitioners and advocates including faith-based groups, education organizations, research organizations and prevention-oriented law enforcement organizations.
Click here to read NJJDPC's recommendations to President Obama
Click here to read NJJDPC's recommendations to Members of the 112th Congress