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Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

 

l. Committee's Official Designation

The official designation of this Federal Advisory Committee is the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Council).

2. Authority

The Council was established by Section 206(A)(1) of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act of 1974, as mended, codified at 34 U.S.C. § 11116. The Council constitutes an advisory committee under Section 3(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App.2. The Council will operate pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, OJP Instruction I 2100.1, and any other applicable regulations, orders, and directives.

3. Objectives and Scope of Activities

The Council 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's scope of activities is set forth in 34 U.S.C. § 11116(c).

4. Description of Duties

The Council shall carry out the functions enumerated in this document under Section 3. Objectives and Scope of Activities.

5. Agency or Official to Whom the Council Reports

The Council shall provide advice to the President and Congress through the U.S. Department of Justice.

6. Support

The Council shall receive administrative support from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

7. Estimated Annual Operation Costs and Staff Years

Annual operating costs are not expected to exceed $200,000 to support planning and convening the quarterly meetings and activities of the Council. It is estimated that as much as the equivalent of 0.4 full-time employees and contractor staff will be used to support the Council to carry out its purposes.

8. Designated Federal Officer

A full-time or permanent part-time federal employee, appointed in accordance with agency procedures, will serve as the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) and/or alternate DFO. The agency may also appoint an alternate DFO to carry out the work in the DFO's absence or assist with Council work. The DFO will approve or call all meetings of the Council and any subcommittees; prepare and approve all meeting agendas; attend all Council and subcommittee meetings; adjourn any meetings when the DFO determines adjournment to be in the public interest; and chair meetings when the Attorney General or his or her designee directs the DFO to do so.

9. Number and Frequency of Meetings

The members of the Council shall meet approximately every 3 months to carry out their duties under this charter.

10. Duration

The Council's work is continuing in nature

11. Termination Date

This Council charter shall expire 2 years after the charter's filing date and is subject to renewal biennially.

12. Membership and Designation

The Council comprises 9 ex officio members, 4 affiliate members, and 10 non-federal practitioner members who are named by the President and Congress. The Attorney General is the ex officio Chair of the Council and the Administrator of OJJDP is the ex officio Vice Chair. Other ex officio members include the Secretaries of the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor, Education, Homeland Security, and Housing and Urban Development; the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy; and the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service. In addition, four affiliate federal agencies are represented on the Council: the Departments of Agriculture, Defense, and the Interior-through their respective Secretaries and designees; and HHS' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration-through its Administrator. Additionally, there are 10 citizen members of the Council who are practitioners in the field of juvenile justice and who are not officers or employees of the United States. The Speaker of the House, after consultation with the minority leader of the House of Representatives, appoints three citizen members; the majority leader of the Senate, after consultation with the minority leader of the Senate, appoints three members; the President appoints three members, and the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, in consultation with the Vice Chairman of that Committee and the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives, appoints one member.

13. Subcommittees

The Attorney General, OJJDP Administrator, or DFO have the authority to create subcommittees of the Council. All subcommittees report to the Council and may not provide advice or work products directly to the U.S. Department of Justice, Congress, or the President.

14. Recordkeeping

The records of the Council, formally and informally established subcommittees, or other subgroups of the Council, shall be handled in accordance with General Records Schedule 6.2 or other approved agency records disposition schedules. These records shall be available for public inspection and copying, subject to the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. $ 552.

15. Filing Date

Dated this 29th Day of June, 2020 by:

William P. Barr
Attorney General