The Select Education Subcommittee of the House of Representatives heard testimony June 6 on what role the federal government should play in the prevention and intervention of juvenile crime.

The Juvenile Crime Control and Delinquency Prevention Act (HR 1900), authored by Reps. Jim Greenwood, R-Pa., and Bobby Scott, D-Va., is designed to reduce juvenile crime by giving states and local governments more flexibility to address their needs.

"This legislation acknowledges that

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