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Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2017

To reauthorize and improve the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, and for other purposes.

HR 1809 : Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2017

STATUS

Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. March 30, 2017

Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote. April 4, 2017

Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held. April 4, 2017

Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Education and the Workforce. H. Rept. 115-111. May 4, 2017

Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 65. May 4, 2017

Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H4441-4453) May 23, 2017

Mr. Lewis (MN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. May 23, 2017

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H4441-4451) May 23, 2017

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection. May 23, 2017

DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1809. May 23, 2017

Received in the Senate. May 24, 2017

Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 303. February 6, 2018

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Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2017

This bill amends the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 (JJDPA) to modify and reauthorize juvenile justice programs and activities.

Specifically, it:

  • revises and reauthorizes through FY2022 programs and activities under title II of the JJDPA, including the State Formula Grant Program and the activities of the Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP);
  • revises and expands the purpose areas of the JJDPA;
  • expands membership on the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to include the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use and the Secretary of the Interior;
  • expands requirements for the OJJDP's annual report on juveniles in custody;
  • modifies the required components of a state's juvenile justice and prevention plan;
  • modifies the four core requirements with which a state must comply to receive a full allocation of funds under the State Formula Grant Program; and
  • repeals the Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Block Grant program.

Includes afterschool as allowable use for prevention funds.

The bill revises, restructures, and reauthorizes through FY2022 programs under title V of the JJDPA, including the Incentive Grants for Local Delinquency Prevention Program.

The Government Accountability Office must evaluate the OJJDP's performance and audit selected grant recipients.

The bill subjects juvenile justice grants to accountability provisions.

Finally, it reauthorizes through FY2022 programs and activities: (1) for missing and exploited children, under title IV of the JJDPA; and (2) for runaway and homeless youth, under title III of the JJDPA.