Opportunities for Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Reform

NJJDPCThe National Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Coalition has released recommendations for the 116th Congress, highlighting six main areas where Congress can take action to promote safe communities, ensure the welfare of children, and guarantee a fair and equitable justice system.

The six recommendations are to: 1) establish a positive vision for juvenile justice reform; 2) ensure developmentally appropriate responses to youth involved in the justice system; 3) reduce reliance on detention and incarceration and invest in communities; 4) ensure fairness and equity for youth involved in the justice system; 5) ensure safety for youth involved in the justice system; and 6) help youth successfully reenter their communities.