Included among numerous items on the agenda of the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice's (FACJJ's) meeting on May 1112, 2010, was the discussion, revision, and vote on the 2010 draft annual reports to the President and Congress and to the Administrator of OJJDP. FACJJ began its review of the drafts under the guidance of the Annual Report Subcommittee.
Because states have indicated in FACJJ's annual request for information questionnaires that disproportionate minority contact with the juvenile justice system remains a top issue, the subcommittee elected to focus the 2010 report to the President and Congress on fairness and equity across the entire juvenile justice system and to include disproportionate minority contact as a component in this theme.
FACJJ meetings are open to the public; anyone may register to attend and observe. Additional information is available on 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.