Federal Juvenile Justice Regs: What’s the Holdup?
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Last December, before a packed room full of MacArthur Foundation’s Models for Change conference participants, the Obama Administration’s top Department of Justice appointee on youth justice issues, Administrator Bob Listenbee of the Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), said he’d issue new regulations in January, 2014 on the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA).
For advocates of effective juvenile justice systems, it was a big announcement. Months later, there is still no sight of the new JJDPA regulations.