Youth Justice Action Month: Why We Act
In observance of Youth Justice Action Month (YJAM), OJJDP provides a brief history of YJAM and how the story of Tracy McClard, a mother in Jackson, MO, who lost her 17-year-old son to suicide in an adult facility, sparked nationwide juvenile justice advocacy work, awareness, and reform. This video provides recent data on youth incarceration and the effects of youth held in adult jails and prisons (i.e. mental health, abuse, neglect, safety, lack of opportunities and more) and highlights the Office's commitment and need for ongoing action to improve the juvenile justice system.
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- Youth Justice Action Month page
- About Youth Justice Action Month
- Video: Youth Justice Action Month: A Message from John Legend
- Video: Youth Justice Action Month: Creating Brighter Futures for Our Nation's Youth (Webinar)
- Video: What Youth Justice Means to Youth: A Vision for the Future (Presentation)
- Video: Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Meeting: October 26, 2022
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