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Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Criminal Justice Reforms Must Include Youth Behind Bars

Liz Ryan | Posted 07.20.2015 | Politics
Liz Ryan

The president and congress should not leave out youth behind bars in efforts to reform criminal justice this year and their actions must focus on reforms at both the federal and state level. Kalief Browder and Andre Sheffield's deaths are a sobering reminder to the president and the congress of the urgency and the need to ensure youth behind bars are not left behind.

Juvenile-Justice Reform: What Are We Waiting For?

National Council of La Raza | Posted 04.12.2015 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

We have a widely recognized national problem and the rarest of commodities in Washington: broad, bipartisan support for reform. The time to act is now.

Department of Justice Helps At-Risk Youth With After-School and Mentoring Programs

Stephen M. Coan | Posted 12.21.2013 | Science
Stephen M. Coan

We are pleased that the Department of Justice has recognized JASON Learning's important role in developing and overseeing after school programs. We will track these programs and use our research to help more at-risk students around the country.

Obama's Biggest Mistake

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Peter Dreier

Baucus asked the White House to appoint his girlfriend, Melodee Hanes, as Montana's U.S. Attorney. Didn't Obama learn anything from their years in Chicago surrounded by the patronage politics of the Daley machine?