ACT NOW before this Session of Congress Ends. The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Reauthorization Act (JJDPA) of 2015, S. 1169, is ready for a vote in the Senate. It is the core of nearly everything the federal government does in Juvenile Justice, but it’s past due for re-authorization.
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In our national dialogue, peacebuilding often gets lost in the cacophony of divisiveness and diversion. During the week of International Day of Peace (IDoP) (September 21st), supporters of legislation to create a cabinet-level Department of Peacebuilding (DoP or HR 1111), commemorated IDoP by building peace into our conversations at the offices of nearly 90 members of Congress, including at least 73 Democrats and 15 Republicans.
Five Cornerstones of Peacebuilding: Explore programs and modalities to help bring about more peace in our society. Work that focuses on bringing healing and building social resilience.
This past election day was a shock to everyone’s system no matter what your political persuasion and we wanted to let you know that we are there with you. We believe it is important that we see this outcome as a call to engage with each other in a deeper and more authentic way, walking our talk of peace and reconciliation.
Some fantastic news to share today. Key parts of the Youth PROMISE Act, along with Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, passed in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The CA Peace Alliance promoted facets of peacebuilding at the CA Democratic Party (CDP) statewide Executive Board meeting in Long Beach. They gathered letters and signatures and, following the Executive Board meeting, they took peacebuilding messages and thousands of signatures to legislators in Sacramento, CA and Washington, DC that it is time to stop the violence and make peacebuilding a national priority.