H.R.5512 - Improving the Juvenile Justice System for Girls Act of 2016114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] (Introduced 06/16/2016)|
|Committees:||House - Education and the Workforce|
|Latest Action:||House - 09/19/2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5512 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
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.