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Behind the Times: President Obama's FY2013 Budget

Despite the fact that prison populations have fallen for the first time in 40 years, President Obama’s FY2013 budget released this week devotes more than $27 billion to prison and policing.

Federal Folly: FY2012 U.S. Department of Justice Budget Gorges on Prisons, Gouges Juvenile Justice

The proposed 2012 budget for the U.S. Department of Justice puts locking people up ahead of reducing delinquency, protecting youth, and improving outcomes for the formerly incarcerated. 

Gaming the System: How the Political Strategies of Private Prison Companies Promote Ineffective Incarceration Policies

Report examining how private prison companies wield influence over legislators and policy, ultimately resulting in harsher criminal justice policies and the incarceration of more people.

Fact Sheet on The Obama Administration’s 2011 Budget: More Policing, Prisons, and Punitive Policies

Justice advocates disturbed by proposed $29 billion for ineffective and unfair policies.

Fact Sheet on FY2010 Department of Justice Budget

The President’s proposed FY2010 Department of Justice (DOJ) budget asks for $26.7 billion. The budget reduces spending on juvenile justice programs, while increasing budgets for law enforcement, including Byrne Justice Assistance Grants (Byrne Grants) and Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grants. The budget also increases spending on prisons, including 1,000 new contract beds (private prison providers) and two new federal prisons.

Registering Harm: How Sex Offense Registries Fail Youth Communities

The Adam Walsh Act will not keep our children safe. Instead, this law will consume valuable law enforcement resources, needlessly target children and families, and undermine the very purpose of the juvenile justice system.

Coalition Letter against Feinstein Gang Bill

The National Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Coalition comments on the new version of S. 456, the Gang Abatement and Prevention Act of 2007.

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