During Youth Justice Action Month (YJAM) in October, advocates raise awareness and inspire action on behalf of young people impacted by the criminal justice system. This year, the YJAM challenge is to A.C.T. (Awaken, Confront, Transform) to end racism.
Congress passed the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA). The bill strengthens JJDPA’s core protections, adds accountability measures, and stipulates use of evidence-based and trauma-informed approaches to juvenile justice policy and practice.