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May | June 2009

printer friendly version button   Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention  ·  Jeff Slowikowski, Acting Administrator
News From the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice

Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice logoThe Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice (FACJJ) held its 2009 Spring Meeting March 15–17 in Washington, DC. An orientation for new members on the first day included an ethics review presentation featuring remarks by Acting OJJDP Administrator Jeff Slowikowski. The open meeting, held March 16, focused on preparations for the 2009 annual report. The planning committee also met to discuss plans for the fall meeting, which will convene October 29–31 in Austin, TX. On March 17, FACJJ members participated in a site visit to a juvenile detention facility in the Washington, DC area. Committee members were invited to observe best practices in this well-respected facility.

FACJJ's annual request for information was sent to the States and territories on February 9, 2009, and responses were due back May 29, 2009. This informal survey provides each State and territory the opportunity to express ideas, concerns, opinions, and recommendations on juvenile justice issues. The results are compiled in the FACJJ Annual Report. To read last year's survey responses, please see the FACJJ Annual Report.

FACJJ meetings are public and anyone may register to attend and observe. For additional information, visit FACJJ's Web site.

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 of the States and territories and the Mayor of the District of Columbia, 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.