Committee to Begin Work on JJDPA Effectiveness

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A committee tasked with assessing the impact of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act will hold its first public meeting starting tomorrow in Washington, D.C.

The 15-member committee was put together by the National Academy of Sciences with funding from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and includes mostly researchers and academics. The committee also includes Ernestine Gray, the chief juvenile judge in Orleans Parish, La., and two juvenile justice agency leaders: Cherie Townsend from the Texas Youth Commission, and Gladys Carrión of the New York State Office of Children & Family Services.

For information on the project, click here. For details on attending the public parts of this week’s meetings, click here.