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Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention: Reports of Activities and Recommendations to Congress 2001-2008

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Date Published
December 2008
16 pages
This is a report on the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s activities and recommendations to Congress from 2001-2008.
This report describes the role of the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, its statutory responsibilities, structure, and current goals and approach to its work; reviews priorities and the framework that has guided the Council’s recent work; provides a historical review of the Council’s work, briefly touching on the highlights of the past 12 years of Council activities from 1996 through 2008; details the achievements of the Council under this Administration; and sets forth recommendations for future action. Under the leadership of this Council, much has been undertaken to improve delinquency prevention programs through joint initiatives and coordinated resource deployment. This Council has strengthened the infrastructure for joint planning and coordinated expenditure through its sponsorship of the first national Council conference, its institution in FY05 of inter agency agreements (IAAs) designed specifically to support member agencies that undertake collaborative and joint work, and a round two set of IAAs in FY08, its support for many coordinated and joint activities, and its development of the Comprehensive Communities Initiative tool kit. The update of the Delinquency Development Statement report, which delineates the delinquency-related activities of member agencies as well as their budgets, planning cycles, and program priorities, contributes to this foundation.