The Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice is a consultative
body established by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Act of 2002 and supported by OJJDP. Composed of representatives nominated
by the Governors, the Committee advises the President and Congress
on matters related to juvenile justice, evaluates the progress and
accomplishments of juvenile justice activities and projects, and
advises the OJJDP Administrator on the work of OJJDP.
The Committee's most recent meeting took place in Albuquerque,
NM, on May 1618, 2005. The meeting began with opening remarks
and greetings from Advisory Committee Chairperson David Schmidt,
OJJDP Administrator J. Robert Flores, and David Iglesias, U.S. Attorney
for the District of New Mexico. Members considered recommendations
for the Committee's 2005 Annual Reports. Members also heard presentations
on issues related to Indian Country, including a panel discussion
on federal resources and comments by New Mexico Native American youth.
Robin Delany-Shabazz, recently named Director of OJJDP’s Concentration
of Federal Efforts Program, was introduced as the Committee’s new
Designated Federal Officer.
Meeting summaries and other information about the Advisory Committee
are available on the Committee's Web site.