CJJ JOINS 3,000 ORGANIZATIONS TO URGE CONGRESS TO AVERT SEQUESTRATION
On July 12, the Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) joined nearly 3,000 organizations in delivering a letter to Congress urging leaders to avert sequestration by adopting a “balanced approach to deficit reduction that does not include further cuts to non-defense discretionary (NDD) programs.”
Joining CJJ and its state-based members in this effort are national, state, and local organizations from all U.S. states, territories and DC representing delinquency prevention and juvenile justice communities, among others. All these organizations share a common, nonpartisan purpose of protecting from further cuts the core federal government supports provided to states and local governments, and key safeguards for youth, families and public safety that make up NDD spending.
Click here for the full CJJ press release.
CJJ is asking all CJJ members and allies to share the press release and letter with their respective SAG members, governors/chief executives and Members of Congress. Together, we can preserve critical federal supports for youth, families and communities nationwide.
Click here for more information on the NDD United Campaign. For more information regarding CJJ’s efforts and contributions, please contact CJJ Deputy Executive Director Tara Andrews at 202-467-0864, ext. 109 or email@example.com, or CJJ Executive Director Nancy Gannon Hornberger at 202-467-0864, ext. 111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.