The bipartisan Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention
Act sets core protections and standards for state juvenile justice programs.
The bill has passed both houses of Congress and needs to be fully reauthorized
and funded in order to enable states to enact reforms that work. If you live in Iowa, Maine, New York or Vermont, your Senators need to hear from you.
Your information will not be shared, it is just used to patch you through to your Senator's office.
Tip: find the right script below and keep this window open as you make your calls. Thank you!
IOWA: Senator Grassley
"Hi, my name is __________and I am a constituent of Senator Grassley. I am calling/emailing to urge Senator Grassley to get the JJDPA passed THIS CONGRESS. Senator Grassley has championed this bill for children for years, and we need it to get over the finish line. As Senator Grassley winds down as Judiciary Chairman, this is a perfect opportunity to cement his legacy as a voice for Iowa's children. The clearest path forward is to advance H.R. 6964 as passed in the House. Thank you."
MAINE: Senator Collins
“Hi, my name is _________ and I am a constituent of Senator Collins. I am calling/emailing to urge my Senator to pass JJDPA during lame duck. As a champion of children, and cosponsor on the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act, we need Senator Collins to take a stand and ask Senate leadership to prioritize moving RHYA separately, so that JJDPA can pass THIS SESSION. Our kids cannot wait. Thank you.”
NEW YORK: Senator Schumer
"Hi, my name is _________and I am a constituent of Majority Leader Schumer. I am calling/emailing to urge my senator to pass the JJDPA this Congress. The clearest path forward is to advance H.R. 6964 as passed in the House, on a must-pass vehicle or as part of the CJS appropriations bill. We appreciate his support for this critical bill. Our kids cant wait. Thank you."
VERMONT: Senator Leahy
"Hi, my name is __________and I am a constituent of Senator Leahy. I am calling/emailing to urge My Senator to capitalize on his leadership and get the JJDPA passed during lame duck, or as part of the CJS appropriations bill. As a champion of children, and cosponsor on both JJDPA and the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act, we need Mr. Leahy to take a stand and ask senate leadership to prioritize moving JJDPA so it can pass THIS SESSION. The clearest way forward is to advance H R6964 as passed in the House, on a must pass bill. We need his leadership to get this done because Our kids can't wait. Thank you."