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State of Alaska
Dept of Health & Social Services
Division of Juvenile Justice
240 Main Street, Suite 701
P.O. Box 110635
Juneau, AK 99811-0635

Email: Hss.djj@alaska.gov
Tel: (907) 465-2212
Fax: (907) 465-2333

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Alaska Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee (AJJAC)

It is the mission of the Alaska Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee to provide support, advice and guidance to the government and citizens of the State of Alaska, in accordance with the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, to help reduce and prevent juvenile crime, while ensuring that Alaska's youth are provided meaningful opportunities to succeed.

AJJAC Activities and Structure

The Alaska Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee (AJJAC) is comprised of committed citizens from all parts of Alaska who have experience with youth and juvenile justice issues. This non-partisan group of volunteers includes parents, teachers, social service workers, court and corrections employees, and youth. They are appointed by the Governor to serve in accordance with the federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act of 1974.

One of AJJAC's primary responsibilities is to assist the Alaska Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) in the allocation of federal JJDP Act grant funds. These funds help support delinquency prevention and intervention efforts in urban and rural communities throughout the state. This federal funding is a cost savings for the State and provides valuable services to Alaska's youth, families and communities.

Another important AJJAC responsibility is assist the State in achieving and maintaining compliance with federally-mandated juvenile holding practices. Compliance with these mandates is required to maintain the State's eligibility for the JJDP grant funds.

 

Finally, the AJJAC makes annual recommendations to the Governor and Legislature regarding juvenile justice issues. These recommendations are published in the AJJAC's annual report.

For more information regarding the AJJAC, contact the DJJ Juvenile Justice Specialist at (907) 465-1389 or (907) 465-2212.

 

About AJJAC

Contact Information

Dana Banaszak

Dana.Banaszak@alaska.gov

Division of Juvenile Justice
Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
PO Box 110635
Juneau, AK 99811-0635

Phone: (907) 465-1389
Fax: (907) 465-2333
TDD: (907) 465-3196