WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Council) will hold its quarterly meeting on Friday, September 14, at 10 a.m. EDT, focusing on the risk factors for girls' delinquency and policies to reduce the number of girls in the juvenile justice system.
Panel discussions will address the health, legal, and reentry needs of girls and young women, including minorities and young mothers. Practitioners will describe the trauma and family violence girls often experience, risk factors for entering the juvenile justice system, and programs that help girls succeed. Two young women who have overcome serious trauma will provide personal testimony.
The Council, whose membership includes representatives from 12 federal agencies and nine practitioners, coordinates federal delinquency prevention programs, federal programs and activities that detain or care for unaccompanied juveniles, and federal programs relating to missing and exploited children. More information is available at www.juvenilecouncil.gov.
WHO: Mary Lou Leary, Acting Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs
Melodee Hanes, Acting Administrator, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Vice Chair Coordinating Council Members
WHAT: Quarterly Meeting of the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
WHERE: Office of Justice Programs
810 7th Street Northwest
WHEN: Friday, September 14, 2012
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EDT
SOURCE U.S. Department of Justice - Office of Justice Programs