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May/June 2005
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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 16–18, 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.


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