News From the Coordinating Council

Coordinating Council logoAt the January 25, 2010, meeting of the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, members approved a 2010 workplan and identified four priority issues for interagency collaboration—education and at-risk youth, tribal youth and juvenile justice, juvenile reentry, and racial and/or ethnic disparities in the juvenile justice system and related systems. Issue teams recently appointed by the Council for each of these four areas are conducting an indepth assessment of federal practice. Each team will produce a set of recommendations for action, which will be incorporated into the Council's next annual report to Congress, slated for completion in early 2011.

At the next meeting of the Council, on Friday, April 16, 2010, at 11 a.m., each issue team will report on its progress. Meetings are open to the public. Visit the Council's Web site to learn more about the Council and read minutes from past meetings.



The Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is an independent body within the executive branch of the federal government operated under the Federal Advisory Committee Act. 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 is made up of 22 members—13 ex officio and affiliate members and 9 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.