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Appointment of permanent OJJDP director signals a positive step

The White House recently announced the appointment of Robert Listenbee Jr. as permanent director to the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).   OJJDP has not had a permanent director since 2009, with appointments regularly held up by political maneuvering in the U.S. Senate. 

National leadership, national models for juvenile justice reform
Last Thursday, Los Angeles City Councilman Tony Cárdenas traveled to San Francisco to meet leading juvenile justice policy experts from Northern California at the San Francisco State University Downtown Campus .  Councilman Cárdenas is running unopposed this November in a new Congressional district in Los Angeles and will be sworn into office in January 2013 as one of California's newest members of Congress. Mr. Cárdenas was very explicit with the policy advocates that his number one issue…
Juvenile justice policy roundtable in San Francisco
Today CJCJ hosted a group of policy advocates, foundations, and LA City Councilman Tony Cárdenas for a roundtable discussion on state and federal juvenile justice reforms.  Councilman Cárdenas has a strong record in juvenile justice policy with his passage of the Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act (Schiff-Cardenas Act) as a State Assemblyman in 2000 and his work on lifting the gang injunction in Los Angeles. The discussion focused on the intersection between efforts in Washington D.C. to…

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