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ABCs of CJJ Membership. Exploring the Options, Benefits, and Future of CJJ Membership. Promoting evidence-informed policies and practices in delinquency reduction and prevention Educating the public and advising federal policymakers on state and local juvenile justice issues

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Abcs of cjj membership

ABCs of CJJ Membership

Exploring the Options, Benefits,

and Future of CJJ Membership


Cjj s areas of work

  • Promoting evidence-informed policies and practices in delinquency reduction and prevention

  • Educating the public and advising federal policymakers on state and local juvenile justice issues

  • Assisting states, territories, and the District of Columbia in meeting the core requirements of the JJDPA

  • Improving racial/ethnic fairness, accessibility, and overall quality of community and court-based policies and practices

  • Linking national, state, and local advocates and organizations to pursue a common mission

CJJ’s Areas of Work


Sag membership

State Advisory Groups (SAGs) were established in the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA). In each state or U.S. territory, a SAG may be known by an alternative title, such as a “commission” or “council.”

Under the JJDPA, the Governor or Chief Executive appoints individuals who are knowledgeable about juvenile justice and delinquency prevention to participate on the SAG. The SAG provides input into their state’s use of JJDPA funds. It is also responsible for supporting compliance with the core requirement of the JJDPA and providing information about the Act’s requirements to state and local policymakers.

SAG Membership


Sag membership1

Benefits Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA). In each state or U.S. territory, a SAG may be known by an alternative title, such as a “commission” or “council.”

  • Voting rights at the annual Council of SAGs meeting

  • Consolidated voice on Capitol Hill

    • Translation on how federal policy affects services to the field

    • Strong relationships with OJJDP and fellow SAGs

    • Interpretation of OJJDP’s compliance directives

  • Participation in justice reform initiatives through partnerships with outside organizations/foundations

  • CJJ staff can participate in SAG meetings

  • CJJ staff can provide additional assistance with:

    • Stakeholder engagement strategy

    • Meeting and workshop facilitation

    • Project performance measurement

  • SAG Membership


    Member at large

    Any interested individual can join CJJ as a Member at Large.

    CJJ is a true coalition and proudly represents a diverse body of more than 1,800 members including juvenile justice practitioners, service providers, youth, parents, public officials, concerned citizens, and others. Members are dedicated to creating optimal delinquency prevention programs, policies, and practices.

    Members at Large are non-voting members. Reduced rates are offered for full-time students.

    Member at Large


    Member at large1

    Benefits Large.

    Developing Leadership for Juvenile Justice Reform

    • Receive a discount on conference registration

    • Access to regional conferences

    • Receive priority registration for all webinars on current and emerging issues, policies, and practices from experts in the field

    • Priority registration for members-only webinars

    Member at Large


    Member at large2

    Benefits Large.

    CJJ Represents Members on the Federal Level

    • CJJ serves as the voice of our members to Congress and OJJDP

    • CJJ tracks and translates federal policy for the field

    • Members receive up-to-the-minute information about pending legislation and the federal appropriations process

    • Members receive training throughout the year on federal and state government relations

    • CJJ assists in the development of national and state-level reform

    Member at Large


    Member at large3

    Benefits Large.

    Enhances Communication Among Juvenile Justice Stakeholders

    • Serve on the Ethnic and Cultural Diversity, Youth, and Government Relations Committees

    • Attend CJJ regional business meetings and share information over regional listservs

    • Share information and get peer support through our network of 5,000 state and local juvenile justice practitioners and affinity group listservs by issue area and professional affiliation

    • Receive the monthly Juvenile Justice Monitor and enjoy priority news placement

    • Access to fact sheets, toolkits, and new resources

    Member at Large


    Affiliate organizations

    In our newest category, organizations, associations, universities, foundations, etc., can join CJJ as Affiliate Organization Members. CJJ proudly represents individuals and organizations concerned with creating optimal delinquency prevention programs, policies, and practices.

    Affiliate Members are an integral part of CJJ’s coalition and ongoing efforts in juvenile justice reform.

    Affiliate Organizations


    Affiliate organizations1

    Benefits universities, foundations, etc., can join CJJ as Affiliate Organization Members. CJJ proudly represents individuals and organizations concerned with creating optimal delinquency prevention programs, policies, and practices.

    Developing Leadership for Juvenile Justice Reform

    • Training and technical assistance on best practices in juvenile justice

    • Discounted conference registrations for staff

    • Assistance in interpretation of OJJDP’s compliance directives

    • Access to year-round webinars on current and emerging issues, policies and practices in juvenile justice from foremost experts in the field

    • Priority status to CJJ webinars co-hosted by affiliate organization members

    • Priority workshop selection at CJJ conferences

    • Eligible to partner on CJJ projects and publications

    Affiliate Organizations


    Affiliate organizations2

    Benefits universities, foundations, etc., can join CJJ as Affiliate Organization Members. CJJ proudly represents individuals and organizations concerned with creating optimal delinquency prevention programs, policies, and practices.

    Representing our Members on the Federal Level

    • Members receive up-to-the-minute information about pending legislation and the federal appropriations process

    • CJJ translates how federal policy affects the delivery of services to the field

    Affiliate Organizations


    Affiliate organizations3

    Benefits universities, foundations, etc., can join CJJ as Affiliate Organization Members. CJJ proudly represents individuals and organizations concerned with creating optimal delinquency prevention programs, policies, and practices.

    Enhancing Communication Among Juvenile Justice Stakeholders

    • Information sharing through our network of 5,000 state and local juvenile justice practitioners and affinity group listservs by issue area and professional affiliation (JJ Specialists, DMC Coordinators, youth members, judicial officers, etc.)

    • Affiliate members receive the monthly Juvenile Justice Monitor

    • Affiliate members will receive priority placement of any news or resource submissions to the CJJ listserv, JJ Monitor, website, and social media

    • Access to fact sheets, toolkits, and new resources

    • Affiliate members are recognized on the CJJ website

    • Priority exhibitor space at CJJ conferences

    Affiliate Organizations


    Member questions

    For additional information, please contact: universities, foundations, etc., can join CJJ as Affiliate Organization Members. CJJ proudly represents individuals and organizations concerned with creating optimal delinquency prevention programs, policies, and practices.

    Jessica Russell Murphy

    Associate Director

    Coalition for Juvenile Justice

    murphy@juvjustice.org

    202-467-0864, ext 102

    Member Questions