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Board: Alaska Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee

Board identification number: 054


Authority: Admin Order 137; Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, PL 93-415, 34 USC 11102; Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2018, PL 115-385,

Status: Active

Sunset date:

Requirements: No Legislative Confirmation or Financial Disclosure required

Prohibitions: None

Term: 3 years

Chair: Non-govt. employee

Description: The Committee membership shall be not more than 33 members appointed by the Governor. Members must have training, experience or special knowledge concerning the prevention and treatment of juvenile delinquency, the administration of juvenile justice, or the reduction of juvenile delinquency.

Members include:

1. At least one locally elected official
2. Representatives of law enforcement and juvenile justice agencies, including juvenile and family court judges, prosecutors, counsel for children and youth, and probation workers
3. Representatives of public agencies concerned with delinquency prevention and treatment such as welfare, social services, children and adolescent mental health, education, child and adolescent substance abuse, special education, services for youth with disabilities, recreation and youth services
4. Representatives of private non-profit organizations, including persons with a special focus on preserving and strengthening families, parent groups and parent self-help groups, youth development delinquency prevention and treatment, neglected or dependent children, the quality of juvenile justice, education and social services for children,
5. Volunteers who work with delinquent youth or youth at risk of delinquency;
6. Representatives of programs that are alternatives to incarceration, including programs providing organized recreation activities
7. Persons with special experience and competence in addressing problems related to school suspension and expulsion
8. Persons, licensed or certified by the applicable State, with expertise and competence in preventing and addressing mental health and substance abuse needs in delinquent youth and youth at risk of delinquency
9. Representatives of victims or witness advocacy groups, including at least one individual with expertise in addressing the challenges of sexual abuse and exploitation and trauma, particularly the needs of youth who experience disproportionate levels of sexual abuse, exploitation, and trauma before entering the juvenile justice system and
10. for a State in which one or more Indian Tribes are located, an Indian tribal representative (if such representative is available) or other individual with significant expertise in tribal law enforcement and juvenile justice in Indian tribal communities

A majority of members must not be full-time employees of the Federal, state or local government
At least one-fifth of the members shall be under the age of 28 at the time of appointment.
At least three members must have been or currently are under the jurisdiction of the juvenile justice system or if not feasible and in appropriate circumstances, who is the parent or guardian of someone who has been or is currently under the jurisdiction of the juvenile justice system

Function: Assists department in strengthening and improving the social services and juvenile justice systems at all levels.

Special facts:

Compensation: Standard Travel and Per Diem

Meetings: 6-10 teleconferences per year (one every two months); 1-2 in-person meetings per year (March and November), 4-6 days total.

For further information and to reach individual members, contact:
Nicki Saceda-Hurt
Program Coordinator/AJJAC Liaison
DHSS; Division of Juvenile Justice
P.O. Box 110635 (M/S 0635)
Juneau, AK 99811-0635
Phone: (907) 465-1389
Fax: (907) 465-2333

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