House Passes Reauthorization of JJDPA; Focus Returns to Senate
September 22, 2016

“The House voted today to update the key federal law that aims to prevent delinquency and protect juveniles in state and local custody.

“The House passed the Supporting Youth Opportunity and Preventing Delinquency Act (HR 5963) by 382-29, just two weeks after the long-sought bipartisan bill was introduced.

“The legislation is a reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, a law that sets standards for the treatment of juveniles that states follow to qualify for federal funding.”

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