By Zach Schalk
November 3, 2010 3:02 PM
Two years into the Obama administration has produced few if any successes for the interests of juvenile justice. As discussed previously on this blog the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) remains overdue for reauthorization, the Federal government is cutting programs for juvenile justice in the President’s proposed budget and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention still lacks a chief administrator. States facing profound budget woes of their own have also made cuts to the juvenile justice system—though in many cases closing unused state wide facilities in favor of community based alternatives have been a positive step both monetarily and policy wise.