Summary: H.R.5512 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (06/16/2016)

Improving the Juvenile Justice System for Girls Act of 2016

This bill amends the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 to include gender-responsive services in the grant program for juvenile delinquency prevention. The bill defines "gender-responsive services" as practices and evidence-based services, including trauma-informed services and trauma-specific interventions, that comprehensively address the unique challenges that girls face in the juvenile justice system.

The bill adds, as requirements for delinquency prevention grant eligibility, that a unit of general local government provide statements of how funds will increase the effectiveness of plans and activities to be carried out under them.