Curbelo Introduces Bill to Help At-Risk Youth

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Washington, September 9, 2016 | comments

Washington, D.C.
—Today, Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), a Member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, introduced H.R. 5963 the Supporting Youth Opportunity and Preventing Delinquency Act. This important bill is a reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act to promote safe and healthy communities. Rep. Curbelo released the following statement in support of his bill:

“Giving our nation’s at-risk youth and juvenile offenders the services they need to get on the right track gives them a chance to succeed. It’s important that these children are afforded the opportunity to be active, engaged members of their communities. This bill will help kids find a path to long-term success by targeting resources to programs proven to work, particularly those that are community-based. Currently, about two million children are in the juvenile system, their involvement often stemming from the challenging personal circumstances they face. I am proud to stand up for these kids in South Florida and around the country to provide them with tools for a brighter future.”

To read more about the bill, please click here.


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