Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 2002

The 2002 reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act re-affirmed the four core protections:

  1. Deinstitutionalization of Status Offenders
  2. Sight and Sound Separation of Juveniles from adults in institutions
  3. Removal of juveniles from adult jails and lockups
  4. Reduction of disproportionate minority contact

The Act provides funding to States for the development and implementation of a strategy for achieving and maintaining compliance with these four core protections as part of the annual Title II Formula Grants state plan. Maryland’s Juvenile Justice Compliance Monitor, Shari Morris, ensures that the requirements of the first three of these four core protections are met. The State DMC Coordinator, Lisa Garry, ensures that the fourth core protection is met.

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