At the January 25, 2010, meeting of the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Council members approved a 2010 workplan and identified priority issues for interagency collaboration. For more information, see the article entitled, "Coordinating Council Charts Course for the Future" in this issue.
The Council meets quarterly in Washington, DC. Sessions are open to the public. Visit the Council's Web site to learn more about the Council and read minutes from past meetings.
The Council is made up of 22 members13 ex officio and affiliate members and nine practitioners. The ex officio members are: the Attorney General; the Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; the Secretaries of the U.S. Departments of Education, Health and Human Services (HHS), Housing and Urban Development, and Labor; the Assistant Secretary of Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the U.S. Department 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. Affiliate members are the Secretaries of the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Defense, and the Interior, and the Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of HHS. The nine juvenile justice practitioner members are appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Senate Majority Leader, and the President of the United States.