On Thursday, September 26, the Senate Committee on Appropriations unanimously approved the FY2020 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) bill (S.2584) including funding for the $7.6 billion for the 2020 Decennial Census (an increase of $3.7 billion). Appropriations to the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) ensures that States have the funding and support needed to effectively implement the Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2018 and ensure public safety for the community and improve outcomes for youth.

Some noteworthy funding levels include Title II State grants received an increase to $63 million (a $3 million increase), Youth Mentoring received $97 million (a $3 million increase), and Title V Delinquency Prevention grants received an increase to $40 million (a $12.5 million increase) for various initiatives including opioid affected youth, girls in the juvenile justice system, training for judicial personnel, children exposed to violence, and other related focuses.

To review the report language, click here, and for the bill, click here.

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John Sciamanna is CWLA's Vice President of Public Policy.

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