State and National Policy Reform Initiatives
Strategies for Youth issues statements on decrees, policies and legislation. These are some of our statements.
Stop School Pushout (SSPO) Administration:
Thank you for inviting me to review the Knoxville County Schools proposed Memorandum of Understanding with the Knoxville Police Department.
Strategies for Youth joins cosigners from the National Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Coalition to encourage representatives to vote “yes” on H.R. 494, the “Tiffany Joslyn Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Program Reauthorization Act of 2019.”
Lisa Thurau testified before Nebraska law makers recommending more training for law enforcement officers in best practices for working with youth.
In this statement, Strategies for Youth denounces the announcement by Caren Harp, Administrator, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), to “simply” enforcement of core protections of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA).
Strategies for Youth co-signed this letter to the Speaker and the Minority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, along with 50 other organizations. The letter expresses concerns about H.R. 4909, the Students, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Act of 2018, introduced on January 30, 2018.
Strategies for Youth is a signatory on this Act 4 JJ Campaign letter to the Senate and House Appropriations Committees expressing the importance of fully funding critical juvenile justice and delinquency prevention programs for Fiscal Year 2019.