Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
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US Department of Justice
Eric H. Holder, Jr.
Chair
Attorney General

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Robert Listenbee
Administrator

Corporation for National and Community Service
Wendy Spencer
Chief Executive Officer

U.S. Department of Education
Arne Duncan
Secretary

U. S. Department of Health and Human Services
Sylvia Mathews Burwell
Secretary

U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Thomas S. Winkowski
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary
Immigration and Customs Enforcement

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Julián Castro
Secretary

U.S. Department of Labor
Thomas E. Perez
Secretary

Office of National Drug Control Policy
Executive Office of the President
Michael Botticelli
Acting Director

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U.S. Department of Agriculture
Thomas Vilsack
Secretary

U.S. Department of Defense
Chuck Hagel
Secretary

U.S. Department of the Interior
Sally Jewell
Secretary

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Pamela S. Hyde
Administrator

Practitioner Members

Reginald Dwayne Betts
Maura Corrigan
Laurie Garduque
Adele L. Grubbs
Gordon A. Martin, Jr.
Pamela Rodriguez
Deborah Schumacher
Trina Thompson
Richard Vincent

 

About the Council

The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act establishes the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Council) as an independent body within the executive branch of the federal government. The Council's primary functions are to coordinate federal juvenile delinquency prevention programs, federal programs and activities that detain or care for unaccompanied juveniles, and federal programs relating to missing and exploited children.

The Council, which is chaired by the Attorney General, meets quarterly and at the call of its Chair. The Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) serves as the Council's Vice Chair.

The Council, as restructured by the 1992 amendments to the JJDP Act, is comprised of nine ex officio members and nine non-federal members who are juvenile justice practitioners. The ex officio members are the Attorney General; the Secretaries of Health and Human Services, Labor, Education, and Housing and Urban Development; the Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy; the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service; and the Assistant Secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security. The President may designate other key federal officials with significant decisionmaking authority to serve on the Council.

The Council's Responsibilities:

1. Coordinate federal juvenile delinquency programs, programs and activities that detain or care for unaccompanied juveniles, and programs relating to missing and exploited children.

2. Examine how programs can be coordinated among federal, state, and local governments to better serve at-risk youth.

3. Make annual recommendations to the Congress with respect to "coordination of overall policy and development of objectives and priorities for all federal programs and activities that detain or care for unaccompanied juveniles."

4. Review the programs and practices of federal agencies and report on the degree to which federal agency funds are used for purposes consistent with the requirements of the JJDP Act.

5. Review and make recommendations with respect to joint funding proposals undertaken between OJJDP and any agency represented on the Council.

6. Review the reasons why federal agencies take juveniles into custody and make recommendations to improve federal practices and facilities for holding juveniles in custody.


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