Federal - HR 1809

A bill to reauthorize and improve the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, and for other purposes.

Introduced

March 30, 2017

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A bill to reauthorize and improve the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, and for other purposes.

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Original Sponsor 1

Co-Sponsors 23

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  • May 24, 2017 — Received in the Senate and held at the desk. Congressional Record p. S3139

  • May 23, 2017 — Measure, as amended, passed in the House by voice vote, under suspension of the rules (two-thirds vote required). Congressional Record p. H4453

  • May 23, 2017 — Lewis, R-Minn., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended, agreed to by voice vote. Congressional Record p. H4441-H4453

  • May 4, 2017 — Reported to the House amended by the House Education and the Workforce Committee and placed on the Union Calendar. H Rept 115-111Congressional Record p. H4176

  • April 27, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Curbelo, (R-Fla.)
  • April 25, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Thompson, G. (R-Pa.)
  • April 20, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 10

    Adams, (D-N.C.)Cohen, (D-Tenn.)Polis, (D-Colo.)
    Blunt Rochester, (D-Del.)DeSaulnier, (D-Calif.)Takano, (D-Calif.)
    Bonamici, (D-Ore.)Espaillat, (D-N.Y.)
    Cardenas, (D-Calif.)Grijalva, (D-Ariz.)
  • April 6, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 6

    Davis, D. (D-Ill.)Mitchell, (R-Mich.)Stefanik, (R-N.Y.)
    Ferguson, (R-Ga.)Roe, (R-Tenn.)Wilson, J. (R-S.C.)
  • April 4, 2017 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Education and the Workforce Committee.

    April 4, 2017 — Committee Vote: Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Programs Reauthorization — Substitute Amendment
      Jason Lewis, R-Minn. —

    Substitute amendment that would make technical and clarifying changes.

    Substitute amendment that would make technical and clarifying changes.

    Adopted by voice vote.

    April 4, 2017 — Committee Vote: Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Programs Reauthorization — Vote to Report

    Reauthorized through fiscal 2022 the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. It would require the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to prioritize using evidence-based strategies and current, reliable data to help reduce juvenile delinquency.

    It would require the OJJDP administrator to develop a long-term plan to "improve the juvenile justice system in the United States taking into account scientific knowledge regarding adolescent development and behavior." It would require the administrator to review the plan annually, make any appropriate revisions and publish the plan in the Federal Register within 30 days of Oct. 1 each year.

    It would require the administrator, within one year of the bill's enactment, to consult with Indian tribes to develop a policy to collaborate with representatives of Indian tribes to implement the bill's provisions.

    It also would require the assistant secretary for Mental Health and Substance Abuse and the Interior secretary to serve on the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

    It would require the council, within 120 days of the council's last meeting for the fiscal year, to report to the House Education and the Workforce and the Senate Judiciary committees its recommendations regarding the development of the objectives, priorities, and the long-term plan, and the implementation of overall policy and the strategy to carry out such plan as well as a detailed account of the council's activities for the fiscal year. It would require that the report be published on the websites of the OJJDP, the council and the Justice Department.

    It also would require the administrator to report annually to the president, the speaker of the House and the president pro tempore of the Senate on the number of juveniles taken into custody, the rate at which juveniles are taken into custody, and the trends regarding the types of offenses juveniles are charged with; the race, gender and ethnicity of the juveniles; and the ages of the juveniles. It also would require a summary offenses committed by certain categories of juveniles.

    The bill would require the administrator to provide professional development resources, offer technical assistance, and issue best practices to help state and local leaders implement the law and ensure juveniles receive appropriate legal representation.

    It would instruct the Justice Department to assess whether states receiving federal resources are complying with the law.

    Reauthorized through fiscal 2022 the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. It would require the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to prioritize using evidence-based strategies and current, reliable data to help reduce juvenile delinquency.

    It would require the OJJDP administrator to develop a long-term plan to "improve the juvenile justice system in the United States taking into account scientific knowledge regarding adolescent development and behavior." It would require the administrator to review the plan annually, make any appropriate revisions and publish the plan in the Federal Register within 30 days of Oct. 1 each year.

    It would require the administrator, within one year of the bill's enactment, to consult with Indian tribes to develop a policy to collaborate with representatives of Indian tribes to implement the bill's provisions.

    It also would require the assistant secretary for Mental Health and Substance Abuse and the Interior secretary to serve on the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

    It would require the council, within 120 days of the council's last meeting for the fiscal year, to report to the House Education and the Workforce and the Senate Judiciary committees its recommendations regarding the development of the objectives, priorities, and the long-term plan, and the implementation of overall policy and the strategy to carry out such plan as well as a detailed account of the council's activities for the fiscal year. It would require that the report be published on the websites of the OJJDP, the council and the Justice Department.

    It also would require the administrator to report annually to the president, the speaker of the House and the president pro tempore of the Senate on the number of juveniles taken into custody, the rate at which juveniles are taken into custody, and the trends regarding the types of offenses juveniles are charged with; the race, gender and ethnicity of the juveniles; and the ages of the juveniles. It also would require a summary offenses committed by certain categories of juveniles.

    The bill would require the administrator to provide professional development resources, offer technical assistance, and issue best practices to help state and local leaders implement the law and ensure juveniles receive appropriate legal representation.

    It would instruct the Justice Department to assess whether states receiving federal resources are complying with the law.

    Ordered reported favorably to the full House (as amended) by voice vote.
  • March 30, 2017 — Original cosponsor(s): 5

    Davis, S. (D-Calif.)Rokita, (R-Ind.)Wilson, F. (D-Fla.)
    Foxx, (R-N.C.)Scott, R. (D-Va.)
  • March 30, 2017 — Read twice and referred to: House Education and the Workforce.Congressional Record p. H2597

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