The Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
is 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's most recent quarterly meeting was held June 3,
2005, at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
in Washington, DC. The meeting agenda
included remarks by HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson, a discussion
of coordination efforts in furtherance of the White House Task Force
for Disadvantaged Youth, and presentations by youth-serving organizations,
including Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Girl Scouts of the
U.S.A., Boy Scouts of America, and the National 4-H Council. Robin
Delany-Shabazz, recently named Director of OJJDPís Concentration
of Federal Efforts Program, was introduced as the Councilís new Designated
The Council's quarterly meetings are open to the public. Notices
about upcoming meetings are featured in the Federal
detailed information about the Council's mission, meeting announcements
and summaries, and links to related resources.
|The Council is composed of the Attorney General (who serves as chairperson); the Administrator of OJJDP (vice chairperson); the Secretaries of Labor, Education, Health and Human Services, and Housing and Urban Development; the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy; and the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service. Nine expert practitioners appointed by the President, the Senate Majority Leader, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives also serve as Council members.