1.        Committee's Official Designation

This committee is designated the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice ("FACJJ").


2.         Authority

The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, 42 U.S.C. 5601 et seq., (the "Act"), provides, at 5633(f), that the Administrator (the "Administrator") of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention ("Office") shall provide support to an eligible organization composed of member representatives of the state advisory groups to assist such organization in carrying out its functions, which include the provision of advice to the President, the Congress, and the Administrator, under the terms set forth in 42 U.S.C. 5633(f)(2)(C)-(E).

The FACJJ charter is being renewed pursuant to the authority provided at 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2, 14, as amended, the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and 41 C.F.R. 102-3.50(c).


3.         Objectives and Scope of Activity

The purpose of the FACJJ is to review federal policies regarding juvenile justice and delinquency prevention; advise the Administrator with respect to particular functions or aspects of the work of the Office; advise the President and Congress with regard to the operation of the Office and federal legislation pertaining to juvenile justice and delinquency prevention; and to provide advice on any other matters as requested by the Office. The Act provides at section 5614(b)(1) that the Administrator shall advise the President through the Attorney General as to all matters relating to federally assisted juvenile delinquency programs and federal policies regarding juvenile delinquency.


4.         Description of Duties

As directed by the Office, the FACJJ shall analyze, review and examine work products, legislation, research, fiscal and technical support, policies, regulations, practices and/or operations of the Office to better provide advice to the President, Congress and the Office as these pertain to and affect juvenile justice and delinquency prevention throughout the Nation.


5.         Agency or Official to Whom the FACJJ Reports

The FACJJ shall report to the Attorney General through the Administrator of the Office.


6.         Support

The Office shall provide necessary support services for the FACJJ.


7.         Estimated Annual Operating Costs and Staff Years

The estimated annual operating costs associated with supporting the Committee's functions are estimated to be $275,000 per year, including all direct and indirect expenses. This estimate includes costs associated with the equivalent of 45% of one full-time government employee to support the activities of the Committee.


8.         Designated Federal Officer

A full-time or permanent part-time federal employee, appointed in accordance with agency procedures, will serve as the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) and/or alternate DFO. The DFO may also appoint an alternate DFO to carry out the work in the DFO's absence or assist with FACJJ work. The DFO will approve or call all meetings of the FACJJ and any subcommittees; prepare and approve all meeting agendas; attend all FACJJ and subcommittee meetings; adjourn any meeting when the DFO determines adjournment to be in the public interest; and chair meetings when directed to do so by the Administrator of the Office.


9.         Number and Frequency of Meetings

The FACJJ shall meet up to twice a year in person and otherwise as needed or required via webcast, webinar, or teleconference or other electronic means.   


10.       Duration

The FACJJ is continuing as required under Section 2.


11.       Termination Date

This FACJJ charter shall expire two years after the Charter's filing date, and is subject to renewal biennially.


12.       Membership

The FACJJ will be composed of no more than 56 member representatives of the State Advisory Groups appointed under 42 U.S.C. 5633(a)(3).  No member may serve more than two two-year terms (four years total) on the FACJJ (including any successor advisory committee formed pursuant to Title II of the Act), except as specified in the By-Laws of the FACJJ.


13.       Subcommittees

The Administrator has the authority to create subcommittees of the FACJJ.  All subcommittees report to the FACJJ, and may not provide advice or work products directly to the Office.


14.       Recordkeeping

The records of the FACJJ, formally and informally established subcommittees, or other subgroups of the FACJJ, shall be handled in accordance with General Records Schedule 6.2 or other approved agency records disposition scheduled. These records shall be available for public inspection and copying, subject to the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. 552.


15.       Filing Date

The filing date is the date the charter is filed with Congress.




Dated this 28th day of December  2016 by:







Loretta Lynch

Attorney General

U.S. Department of Justice



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