During the break (December 21), Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded 25 guidance memoranda over a range of programs including the JJDPA.
Sessions stated that,
“Congress has provided for a regulatory process in statute, and we are going to follow it. This is good government and prevents confusing the public with improper and wrong advice… we are ending 25 examples of improper or unnecessary guidance documents identified by our Regulatory Reform Task Force led by our Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand. We will continue to look for other examples to rescind, and we will uphold the rule of law.”
In addition to repealing 2007 guidance on the Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grants guidance, also repealed is guidance on programs including: ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Myths and Facts (1995), Southwest Border Prosecution Initiative Guidelines (2013), Northern Border Prosecution Initiative Guidelines (2013), Advisory for Recipients of Financial Assistance from the U.S. Department of Justice on Levying Fines and Fees on Juveniles (January 2017), Common ADA Problems at Newly Constructed Lodging Facilities (November 1999), Prior Joint Statement of the Department of Justice and the Department of Housing and Urban Development Group Homes, Local Land Use, and the Fair Housing Act (August 18, 1999), Website guidance on bailing-out procedures under section 4(b) and section 5 of the Voting Rights Act (2004) and Americans with Disabilities Act Questions and Answers (May 2002).