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H.R. 1809 (115th): Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2017

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About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 1809 reauthorizes the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act to better support states and local entities as they explore and implement ways to serve at-risk youth and juvenile offenders. The bill authorizes $1.1 billion over the 2018-2022 period for the Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services to operate programs to reduce juvenile justice delinquency, assist runaway and homeless youth, and locate missing children. An additional $500 million is authorized to be spent in the years after 2022. Specifically, the legislation:

  • Requires the Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Programs (OJJDP) to prioritize evidence-based and promising strategies as well as use current, reliable information to focus on long-term solutions to reduce juvenile delinquency;
  • Updates the purpose, duties, and members of the Coordinating …

Sponsor and status

Jason Lewis

Sponsor. Representative for Minnesota's 2nd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 6, 2018
Length: 100 pages
Mar 30, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.

This bill was incorporated into:

H.R. 6964: Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2018
Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 21, 2018. (compare text)

23 Cosponsors (14 Democrats, 9 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Stefanik Helps Pass Legislation to Support Vulnerable Youth
    — Rep. Elise Stefanik [R-NY21] (Co-sponsor) on May 23, 2017

juvenile justice reform act of 2017
    — Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3] (Co-sponsor) on May 23, 2017

CRAMER: House Continues Its Work on Anti-Trafficking Efforts
    — Sen. Kevin Cramer [R-ND] on Jul 12, 2017

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 1809 will add $1.6 billion in new spending through 2027.


Mar 30, 2017

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Apr 4, 2017
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May 4, 2017
Reported by House Committee on Education and the Workforce

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May 23, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

H.R. 1809 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1809. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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