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
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, unaccompanied juveniles, and missing and exploited children.
The Council meets in Washington, DC. Access materials and summaries from previous meetings.
Read the Charter
Learn about the members who represent the federal agencies on the Council as well as the expert practitioner members.
Reports & Resources
Discover reports, publications, and resources from the Council. Also access resources to find federal grant opportunities.