OJJDP hosted the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice's (FACJJ's) Winter 2010 Meeting on December 23, 2010. Topics of discussion included the future of FACJJ, compliance issues, and OJJDP updates.
OJJDP is considering how to restructure FACJJ and solicited ideas at the meeting from the 2010 FACJJ membership on selecting State Advisory Group representation and on what perspectives and disciplines to include in a restructured FACJJ. The meeting also included presentations on the Office of Justice Programs' Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking (SMART Office); OJJDP's activities and budget; the implications of the Tribal Law and Order Act signed by President Barack Obama in July 2010; and issues surrounding compliance with the core requirements of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended.
The committee's meetings are open to the public; anyone may register to attend and observe. Additional information is available on the FACJJ Web site.
The Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice is a consultative body established by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (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.