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    Chronological History of the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice
Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice.

For complete meeting summaries and materials, click here. For final Annual Reports, click here.

November 2, 2002: The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, 42 U.S.C. 5601 et seq., as amended, provides, at section 241(f), that there be held a national conference of member representatives of the state advisory groups appointed under section 223(a)(3) of the Act, Accordingly, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. App. 2 14 and 41 C.F.R. 102-3.50(c), a Federal Advisory Committee is hereby created.

October 1, 2003: Amendments to the JJDP Act become effective: The amendments redesignate current section 241(f) as section 223(f).

January 12-14, 2004: The Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice held its first meeting in Point Clear, Alabama. It was convened to provide the newly created FACJJ with information on federal advisory committees and procedural, ethics, and parliamentary training.

July 9-10, 2004: The Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice held its second meeting in Denver, Colorado. Development of the FACJJ Annual Report to the President and Congress regarding state perspectives on the operation of OJJDP and federal legislation pertaining to juvenile justice and delinquency prevention were discussed. The committee's Annual Report to the OJJDP Administrator, including specific functions of the Office, was also discussed.

December 9, 2004: The Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice (FACJJ) held its third meeting in Washington, DC. The meeting was convened to continue development of FACJJ's annual reports to the President, Congress, and the OJJDP administrator regarding state perspectives on the operation of OJJDP and federal legislation pertaining to juvenile justice and delinquency prevention.

May 16-18, 2005: The Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice (FACJJ) met in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The meeting was called for the full committee to discuss the first drafts of the 2005 annual reports to the President and Congress and to the Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). The four FACJJ subcommittees-annual report, grants, legal affairs, and planning also presented reports and recommendations to the full FACJJ. A recommendation addressing pending Federal gang legislation was also discussed. A series of speakers and panels discussed Indian Country issues during a second half-day session of training.

October 24-25, 2005: The Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice (FACJJ) convened for its fall meeting at 8:30 a.m. in San Antonio, Texas. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss, refine and adopt or reject the final drafts of the 2005 FACJJ annual recommendations reports to the President and Congress and to the Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), and to draft a set of core values, which will define what FACJJ stands for and help in the development of the 2006 annual reports. The four FACJJ subcommittees also met during a working lunch and developed recommendations, which were later presented to and voted on by the full committee. A panel discussed illegal immigration and its impact on juvenile justice operations during a second half-day of training.

May 8-9, 2006: The Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice (FACJJ) convened for its 2006 spring meeting at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, May 8 at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs, Washington, DC. The purpose of the meeting was to draft and discuss the 2006 FACJJ annual recommendations reports to the President and Congress and to the Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). Copies of the draft reports were e-mailed to FACJJ members April 28. Members broke into six groups to discuss a series of recommendations for the reports. The four FACJJ subcommittees also met during a working lunch and developed recommendations, which were later presented to and voted on by the full committee. Research experts discussed adolescent brain development and juvenile mental health issues and programs during a second half-day of training. The Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice (FACJJ) convened for its 2006 spring meeting at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, May 8 at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs, Washington, DC. The purpose of the meeting was to draft and discuss the 2006 FACJJ annual recommendations reports to the President and Congress and to the Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). Copies of the draft reports were e-mailed to FACJJ members April 28. Members broke into six groups to discuss a series of recommendations for the reports. The four FACJJ subcommittees also met during a working lunch and developed recommendations, which were later presented to and voted on by the full committee. Research experts discussed adolescent brain development and juvenile mental health issues and programs during a second half-day of training.

October 23-24, 2006: The Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice (FACJJ) convened for its 2006 fall meeting at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, October 23 at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, SC. The purposes of the meeting were to discuss and vote on the 2006 FACJJ reports to the President and Congress and to the Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), to nominate and elect the chair and vice chair for 2007, and to review the summary of State Advisory Groups' responses to the FACJJ 2006 Request for Information (RFI). The responses to the 2006 RFI will be used to prepare the 2007 annual recommendations reports. In addition, members broke into informal topical groups during lunch to share challenges, strategies, and solutions to a variety of issues. The three FACJJ subcommittees also met and reported out to the full FACJJ. Tuesday's half day of training focused on juvenile information sharing and juvenile XML (Extensible Markup Language) and on OJJDP tools and resources available to help states address disproportionate minority contact (DMC).

April 22-23, 2007: The Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice (FACJJ) convened for its 2007 spring meeting at 8:45 a.m. on Monday, April 23 at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP's) Main Conference Room. The purposes of the meeting were to discuss and vote on the recommendations in the first drafts of the 2007 FACJJ reports to the President and Congress and to the Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and to learn more about provisions of the Anti-Lobbying Act from Charles Moses of OJP's Office of General Counsel. The three FACJJ subcommittees also met and reported out to the full FACJJ. Tuesday's half day of training focused on an informative presentation and discussion about effective legal counsel and an explanation of the juvenile sex offender aspects of the Adam Walsh Act.

October 25-27, 2007: The Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice (FACJJ) convened for its 2007 fall meeting at 4:10 p.m. on Sunday, October 21 at the Adams Mark Hotel in Denver, CO. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the draft 2008 annual reports to the President and Congress and to OJJDP, to elect a new chair and cochair of the committee, and to plan the spring 2008 meeting. On Tuesday, Oct. 23, FACJJ members were invited to attend a panel discussion and workshop on the links between child welfare and juvenile justice. This event was part of a joint training conference sponsored by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

April 6-8, 2008: The Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice (FACJJ) convened its 2008 spring meeting at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 6, at the Washington Plaza Hotel, Washington, DC. The general meeting was preceded by an orientation for new members. The purpose of the two day meeting was to discuss and further develop the 2008 FACJJ Annual Reports to the President and Congress and to Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). Staff from OJJDP also gave an overview of compliance monitoring, and OJJDP Administrator J. Robert Flores discussed the status of reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act and a number of issues raised by FACJJ members.

October 19-21, 2008: The FACJJ convened for its 2008 fall meeting at 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 19 at the Old Town Courtyard Marriott in San Diego, CA. The general meeting was preceded by closed meetings of the Planning Subcommittee and the Annual Report Subcommittee work group leaders. The primary purposes of the fall meeting were to draft the committee's 2009 reports to the President and Congress and to OJJDP and to elect a chair and vice chair. The four subcommittees, including a new Steering Subcommittee, also met and reported out to the full FACJJ. OJJDP Administrator J. Robert Flores addressed the group and Monica Robbers from CSR Inc., summarized responses from FACJJ's 2008 Annual Request for Information. Tuesday's half day of training featured a presentation by Judith Cox, former chief probation officer in Santa Clara, CA, on developing disproportionate minority contact action plans.

March 15-17, 2009: The Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice (FACJJ) convened for its 2009 spring meeting at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, March 16, 2009 in the main conference room of the Office of Justice Programs, Washington, D.C. The general meeting was preceded by an orientation for the new members and closed meetings of the Annual Report Subcommittee (ARS) and the FACJJ Steering Committee. The purpose of the spring meeting was to amend and approve the draft 2009 annual report to the President and Congress prepared by the ARS. The four subcommittees also met and reported out to the full FACJJ. Acting OJJDP Administrator Jeff Slowikowski addressed the group. Tuesday's session provided an overview of and introduction to the operations and programming of the Oak Hill Youth Center, Washington, DC's secure detention facility in Laurel, MD. The session included a tour contrasting the existing and new facilities.

October 29-31, 2009: The Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice (FACJJ) convened for its fall meeting October 29-31, 2009, at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown in Austin, TX. The purposes of the meeting were to provide the FACJJ with information on OJJDP activities in key issue areas and to hear from FACJJ members on options for a future FACJJ and on State perspectives about major issues facing the juvenile justice system. Members also heard a report on responses to the 2009 Annual Request for Information (ARI) and participated in an educational session on innovative approaches to reducing DMC (disproportionate minority contact). In addition, the four subcommittees met and reported back to the full FACJJ and a new chair and vice chair were elected.

May 11-12, 2010: The Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice (FACJJ) convened for its spring meeting May 10-12, 2010, in Washington, DC, at the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ's) Office of Justice Programs' conference room. The general meeting was preceded on Monday, May 10, by a closed meeting of the Steering Committee and by an orientation for new members. The purpose of the general meeting was to discuss, revise, and vote on the 2010 draft annual recommendations reports to the President and Congress and to the Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). Members also met with representatives from the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Coordinating Council) to provide feedback about federal policies and practices related to youth. The Acting OJJDP Administrator briefed FACJJ on OJJDP's program priorities, and the four FACJJ subcommittees met in closed sessions and reported back to the full FACJJ.

December 3-4, 2010: The Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice (FACJJ) convened for its winter meeting December 3-4, 2010, in Washington, DC, at the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ's) Office of Justice Programs' conference room. The purpose of the general meeting was to finalize the 2010 annual recommendations reports to the President and Congress and to the Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). Members also prepared for the meeting on the morning of December 4 with representatives from the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Coordinating Council) to provide FACJJ priorities on federal policies and practices related to youth. The Acting OJJDP Administrator briefed FACJJ on OJJDP's program priorities, and the four FACJJ subcommittees met in closed sessions and reported back to the full FACJJ.

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