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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 September 9, 2005, at the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building, Washington, DC. Highlights of the meeting included a review of federal efforts related to commercial sexual exploitation of children, a discussion of coordination to support children and youth affected by Hurricane Katrina, and an update on the status of the January 2006 national conference "Building on Success: Providing Today's Youth With Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow." The Council's next meeting is scheduled for December 2, 2005, and will be hosted by the Corporation for National and Community Service, Washington, DC.

For meeting summaries, information about the Council's mission, and links to related resources, visit the Council's Web site at juvenilecouncil.gov.

The Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention 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 Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security; the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy; and the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service. Eight expert practitioners appointed by the President, the Senate Majority Leader, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives also serve as Council members.

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