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   News From the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice

November/December 2005
In This Issue
Protecting Children in Cyberspace: ICAC
Children's Advocacy Centers
Support for Grassroots Efforts
Youth Gangs Videoconference
Conference on Disproportionate Minority Contact
New Publications
New Videoconference Tapes and DVDs

Funding Update

Coordinating Council

Advisory Committee

OJJDP Staff News


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 was held October 24-25, 2005, in San Antonio, TX. Highlights of the meeting included remarks by J. Robert Flores, OJJDP Administrator, and David Schmidt, Chair, Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice. Open sessions included deliberation and approval of the Committee's 2005 final draft reports, discussion of the Committee's core values, and conversation on illegal immigration and its impact on juvenile justice operations in Texas and other border states. Closed sessions included working meetings of the Annual Report, Planning, Legal, and Grants subcommittees.

Meeting summaries and other information about the Advisory Committee are available on the Committee's Web site.