Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
The Coordinating Council—an independent body within the
executive branch of the federal government—coordinates all
federal programs and activities related to juvenile delinquency
the care or detention of unaccompanied juveniles, and missing and
exploited children. It has a number
of other mandated responsibilities and also engages in activities
such as building collaborations and
disseminating information. Part of the Council’s mandate
is to make annual recommendations to
Congress regarding juvenile justice policies, objectives, and priorities.
To help shape these
recommendations, the Council holds quarterly meetings open to the
public that provide a forum for the
exchange of information, ideas, and research findings.
The Council has nine members representing federal agencies and
nine practitioner members
representing disciplines that focus on youth. The Attorney General
serves as chairperson and the
Administrator of OJJDP as vice chairperson. For additional information,
visit the Coordinating Council's website.
Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice
OJJDP supports the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice
(FACJJ), a consultative body composed of appointed representatives
of State Advisory Groups (SAGs) from each state. SAGs assist states
in developing and implementing the juvenile justice plans that
they submit to OJJDP every 3 years. For a list of SAGs by state,
State Contacts section.
FACJJ advises the President and Congress
on matters related to juvenile justice, advises the OJJDP Administrator
on the work of OJJDP, and evaluates the progress and accomplishments
of juvenile justice activities and projects. For more information
about the committee, visit FACJJ's