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Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

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The Council, an independent organization in the executive branch, examines how federal juvenile delinquency programs and other federal programs and activities can be coordinated among federal, state, and local governments to better serve at-risk children and juveniles.  The Council makes recommendations to the President, and to the Congress, at least annually.

About the Council

About The Council

The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended, established the Council as an independent body to coordinate federal programs related to delinquency prevention and missing and exploited children. 

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Council Meetings

The Council meets quarterly in Washington, DC. Learn about upcoming meetings and access materials and summaries from previous meetings.

Read the Charter

Read the Charter

Read the charter of the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Browse Legislation

Browse Legislation

Review legislation excerpts from the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974.
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Council Members

Learn about the members who represent the nine federal agencies on the Council as well as the expert practitioner members.

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Reports & Resources

Discover reports, publications, and resources from the Council. Also access resources to find federal grant opportunities.