The Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice (FACJJ) held its 2009 Spring Meeting March 1517 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 2931 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.