News From the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Coordinating Council logoThe Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention met on September 24, 2010, at the headquarters of the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs. Highlights from the meeting included reports from issue teams assessing federal practice in four priority areas: education and at-risk youth, tribal youth and juvenile justice, juvenile reentry and transition to adulthood, and racial and/or ethnic disparities in the juvenile justice system and related systems. For more information about the Council meeting, please read the article entitled "Associate Attorney General Perrelli Chairs Coordinating Council Meeting" 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 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 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.