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Title: State Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention


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State Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice and
Delinquency Prevention
  • March Board Update
  • 2014

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State Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice and
Delinquency Prevention
  • 1974-Congress passed the Juvenile Justice and
    Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act to establish
    national standards for the administration of
    juvenile justice and to promote reform of the
    juvenile justice system in the states.
  • Section 223 of the Act directs states to
    establish governor- appointed State Juvenile
    Justice Advisory Groups (SAGs) to oversee the
    implementation of the Acts goals.

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State Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice and
Delinquency Prevention
  • Provide to OJJDP and relevant Federal committees
    policy and program direction in juvenile justice
    issues and trends respective to each state.
  • Participate in the preparation and administration
    of the Formula Grants Program Plan as part of the
    eligibility requirements for receipt of Formula
    Grant funds.
  • Advise the Governor/Legislator about relevant JJ
    issues and trends.
  • Engage broad array of community stakeholders from
    multiple fields to develop solutions to support
    system improvement efforts.
  • 15 members include stakeholders from the
    judiciary, probation, education, childrens
    advocacy, police, faith-based, and youth.

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California State Advisory Committee on Juvenile
Justice and Delinquency Prevention
  • In 2004 the Californias SAG was placed under
    Corrections Standards Authority (CSA) and in
    2007 it was reconstituted by the Governor and
    renamed the State Advisory Committee for Juvenile
    Justice Delinquency Prevention (SACJJDP)
  • Reviews juvenile crime and incarceration
    statistics for the identification of issues and
    trends within the justice continuum
  • Develops best practices and relevant policies for
    recommend to the Governor/Legislature and the
    BSCC.
  • Develops partnerships across systems i.e.
    education, health, social services to advance
    comprehensive programming and maximize recourses.

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California State Advisory Committee on Juvenile
Justice and Delinquency Prevention
  • The Committee has been prominent in its efforts
    to support Juvenile Justice system reform
  • Reduce reliance on juvenile confinement
  • Effective alternatives to detention/incarceration
  • Holistic approaches to offender counsel
    (providing youthful offenders consistent
    wrap-around services focused on reducing youthful
    offending by providing meaningful and necessary
    services during the court jurisdictional process
    for the youth and family)
  • Restorative justice methods for holding juveniles
    accountable and repairing the harm caused by
    juvenile offending
  • Support of the Juvenile Detention Alternative
    Initiative (JDAI) core strategies and
  • Programs operated by federally recognized tribal
    governments that serve at-risk youth using the
    beliefs and values as defined by the Gathering of
    Native Americans (GONA) principle

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California State Advisory Committee on Juvenile
Justice and Delinquency Prevention
  • Reduce Racial Disparities (RED)/Disproportionate
    Minority Contact (DMC)
  • Addressing disparities in the decision-making
    processes within the juvenile justice system that
    impact youth of color
  • Eliminate racial and ethnic disparities across
    the juvenile justice continuum.
  • Emphasis on community engagement with Probation,
    law enforcement and schools as a lynchpin to
    improved outcomes
  • Training on the intersection of reduction of
    implicit bias and the data-driven
    decision-making and
  • Applying principles that focus on enhancing
    correctional practices while still allowing for
    innovation.

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California State Advisory Committee on Juvenile
Justice and Delinquency Prevention
  • Increase use of evidence-based practices and
    interventions
  • Achieving measurable outcomes and making sure
    that the services provided and the resources used
    are effective.
  • Support a systems change approach within
    juvenile probation departments to ensure
    successful implementation of EBP including
  • organizational development
  • commitment to initial and ongoing professional
    development and training
  • use of validated risk/needs assessment tools
  • use of programs and practices known to produce
    positive criminal justice outcomes and
  • quality assurance assessments to ensure program
    fidelity, performance management to improve
    programs and policies.

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