Tell Congress: Protect Children in the Justice System
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Tell Congress: Protect Children in the Justice System

    1. Petition by

      Campaign for Youth Justice

Deep federal funding cuts to state and local juvenile justice and delinquency prevention efforts will hurt kids, and families, and jeopardize public safety. Cuts of this magnitude will result in more children in dangerous, costly lock-ups, greatly increasing risks of suicide, sexual and physical abuse, and disconnection from family, positive support, education and the workforce.

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    1. Reached 750 signatures

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    • Robert Kinscherff BOSTON, MA
      • almost 3 years ago

      I am signing because the rights kinds of attention to youth at risk/or involved with juvenile justice is good public policy.

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    • David Bowen MILWAUKEE, WI
      • almost 3 years ago

      To save the future of children who need access to opportunity!

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    • Derry Dean TUCSON, AR
      • almost 3 years ago

      Please do not cut any funding for juvenile justice and delinquency prevention programs. At risk juveniles need all the support they can get.

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    • J W SACRAMENTO, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Many youth subjected to the juvenile justice system are groomed for adult prisons;we can do better. Education, skill development, emotional support, options, address poverty.

      Support our petition an demand Nevada OSHA to STOP protecting employers who are statutorily required to report child abuse.

      http://www.change.org/petitions/protect-state-foster-youth-and-staff-who-have-government-protections?te=seia

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    • Gay Gellhorn POTOMAC, MD
      • almost 3 years ago

      I have seen a young boy housed in an adult prison. I have never forgotten his face and his cries.

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