Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee
Function: Determine distribution of funds to Minnesota applicants under the Juvenile Justice Program, funded pursuant to the federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 ($1,500,000 awarded in 1991). Funded programs (Minnesota counties and Minnesota Department of Corrections are typical recipients of subgrants) generally provide alternatives to putting juveniles in adult jails.
Active dates:1987 -
Trade & Economic Development Department (1987-1989)
Jobs and Training Department (1989- )
Department of Public Safety
18 members (must have training, experience, or special knowledge concerning the prevention and treatment of juvenile delinquency or the administration of juvenile justice; at least 1/5 of the membership must be under the age of 24 at the time of initial appointment and at least 3 must have been or will currently be under the jurisdiction of the juvenile justice system; the majority of members including the chair must not be full time employees of the federal, state, or local governments); appointed by governor; 4-year terms; reimbursed for travel expenses.
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