Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Children assaulted in adult prison

It's not uncommon for boys and girls in the juvenile justice system to be placed in facilities near adults, subjecting them to both physical and sexual assaults. That’s why Congress needs to strengthen the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA), a bill that has improved standards for juvenile justice systems around the country, reducing the number of youth who end up in adult prisons.

The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act will help prevent youth from being jailed with adults and improve juvenile justice systems around the country. Join us in asking Congress to pass the bill.

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