For more information:
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 Hss.firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: (907) 465-2212
Fax: (907) 465-2333
Resources and Programs of DJJ
DJJ is tasked with meeting national and state standards and goals regarding juveniles with int the justice system. Many of these programs are administered as grants that are utilized by local organizations.
You can find detailed information about these programs at the links below.
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.
Juvenile Justice And Delinquency Prevention Act
Alaska receives federal grant funds appropriated by Congress under the federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDP Act) of 1974, as amended, to develop effective delinquency prevention and intervention programs. These funds are administered through the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), with assistance from the Alaska Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee (AJJAC).
Reduction of Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC)
The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 2002 requires states that receive certain federal juvenile justice grant funds to use a portion of those funds to address DMC.
The purpose of the DMC Core Requirement: to ensure equal and fair treatment for every youth in the juvenile justice system, regardless of race and ethnicity.