Issue: Interstate Compact for Juveniles
Judicial sentencing decisions with interstate implications will have to comply with the Compact’s requirements and the rules promulgated by the Interstate ommission. Failure to do so risks subjecting a state to sanctions.
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Issue: Gang Prevention and Deterrence Legislation
Proposed federal legislation would increase the federal role in controlling gang-related crime.
Issue: Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act
As Congress considers reauthorizing the Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA), the focus of the state court community will be to protect and expand effective programs that serve delinquent youth and oppose efforts to take away their jurisdiction.