JJDPA Reauthorization 2009: An Update. DMC Action Network Annual Meeting May 15, 2009. Background. JJDPA authorizes federal funds to go to the states for juvenile justice. Expectation that states comply with core requirements and write plans for delinquency prevention and
JJDPA Reauthorization 2009: An Update
DMC Action Network Annual Meeting
May 15, 2009
for juvenile justice.
and write plans for delinquency prevention and
intervention, including “addressing” DMC.
and decide how to allocate funds.
placed in adult jails
“sight and sound”
of status offenders (DSO)
unless they violate a valid court order
substantive changes, but changed
“Disproportionate Minority Confinement” to
“Disproportionate Minority Contact”.
was when DMC became a core protection.
since then, so JJDPA is due for an update.
separation protections to youth charged as adults;
allowing incarceration of status offenders;
data collection, OJJDP’s TA, and state plan; and
Delinquency Prevention Reauthorization Act of 2009.
Implement policy, practice, and system improvement
alternatives to incarceration.
provision enhancements can divert youth who need
those services so they receive them outside the
juvenile justice system.
Dana Shoenberg, Senior Staff Attorney
Center for Children’s Law and Policy
Phone: (202) 637-0377 ext.107