The New York State Juvenile Justice Advisory Group (JJAG) is a board of juvenile justice experts from across New York State that is charged with supervising the preparation and administration of New York State’s federal juvenile justice and delinquency prevention plan. Our website is a home for comprehensive New York State juvenile justice information. It is designed to share what we know about the New York State juvenile justice system; provide information about legal, policy and funding developments; offer convenient access to the training provided at JJAG sponsored events; and enhance transparency in the JJAG’s work to promote accountability, effectiveness, and innovation in New York State’s juvenile justice system.
Regional Youth Justice Team Updates
- New Regional Youth Justice Teams have been formed to further implement New York State’s strategic plan for juvenile justice (Safe Communities, Successful Youth: A Shared Vision for the New York State Juvenile Justice System).Each team has had its initial regional meeting as the second round of meetings are currently under way. The statewide Regional Youth Justice Teams are:
- Capital Region Next Meeting: January 21, 2014
- Central New York Next Meeting: December 10, 2013
- Finger Lakes Next Meeting: December 13, 2013
- Long Island Next Meeting: TBA
- Mid-Hudson Next Meeting: November 20, 2013
- New York CityNext Meeting: December 2, 2013
- North Country Next Meeting: TBA
- Western New York Next Meeting: December 9, 2013
If you are interested in becoming part of a regional team, click on the links above to identify which region your county is a part of, and who your team liaison is. Please contact the appropriate liaison for detailed meeting information.
- New York State Juvenile Reentry Strategic Plan
As New York State continues to reform its juvenile justice systems, transitioning young people from out-of-home placement to positive safe home environments and successful adulthood remains a challenge. This Statewide Reentry Plan describes the population served, current policies and barriers to effective re-entry, the reintegration continuum and principles of best practice, and provides recommendations for improving juvenile re-entry practices in New York.
The plan is the result of extensive work by a 32-member Juvenile Re-Entry Task Force, composed of representatives from state agencies including the Division of Criminal Justice Services, Office of Children and Family Services, Education Department, Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, Department of Health and the Office of Court Administration, as well as local social services departments and probation departments, voluntary agency providers, community-based service providers and advocates for children and families. This plan illustrates New York State’s commitment to the stability and success of youth and families in the juvenile justice system.