Act 4 JJ
CFYJ staff co-chair the Act 4 Juvenile Justice campaign of the NJJDP Coalition. The Act 4 Juvenile Justice campaign is working to reauthorize the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA). For more than three decades, the JJDPA has provided direction and support for juvenile justice system improvements and has significantly contributed to the reduction of juvenile crime and delinquency. The JJDPA sets out federal standards for the custody and care of youth in the juvenile justice system. For additional information, visit www.act4jj.org.
The JJDPA Matters Action Center has opportunities to TAKE ACTION on the reauthorization of the JJDPA.
CFYJ 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. CFYJ staff serve on the Steering Committee of the coalition. The coalition meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 1:30 pm in Washington, DC and the meeting is open to the public. For additional information, visit www.promotesafecommunities.org.