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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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Date Published: October 25, 2022