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The Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice (FACJJ) Annual Report 2008 addresses significant issues facing the nation's juvenile justice system. It is a report card on the efforts and compliance by the United States and its territories in response to the requirements of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act of 2008. This annual report to the President and Congress focuses on the need to reauthorize the JJDP Act of 2008 and presents 19 recommendations to the President and Congress on major issues facing this country's juvenile justice system. These recommendations fall into the five broad areas of deinstitutionalization of status offenders; jail removal and sight and sound separation; disproportionate minority contact; effective assistance of counsel; and mental health, substance abuse, and the juvenile justice system.

Within this publication, the FACJJ also presents a report on national compliance with the four core protections of the JJDP Act of 2008, which include deinstitutionalizing status offenders and nonoffenders; separating adult and juvenile offenders in secure institutions; eliminating the practice of detaining or confining juveniles in adult jails and lockups; and addressing the disproportionate number of minority youth who come into contact with the juvenile justice system. To view the entire report (NCJ 223723), access the National Criminal Justice Reference Service's Web site, http://www.ncjrs.gov.

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Title Annotation:Bulletin Reports; Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice
Publication:The FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Sep 1, 2009
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