The Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice (FACJJ) has released its 2010 Annual Report. The report discusses important issues at key decision points across the juvenile justice system with a focus on fair and equitable treatment for all youth involved with system. Among the issues addressed in the document are the needs of children who cross over between the juvenile justice and child protection systems, the school-to-prison pipeline, law enforcement and the legal system, diversion programs, transfer and waiver of juveniles to adult court, life without parole for juveniles, and community-based reentry programs for juvenile offenders.
FACJJ's most recent meeting took place on December 23, 2010, in Washington, DC. News @ a Glance will include a description of the meeting in its January/February 2011 issue. The Committee's 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 1974, as amended (Section 223) 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.