Skip to main content

This site was archived January 1, 2018 and is no longer updated.

Coalition for Juvenile Justice

Added Mar 6, 2009

1319 F Street NW
Suite 402
Washington, DC 20004

Phone (202) 467-0864

The Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) is a representative national nonprofit organization founded in 1984 by citizen volunteers appointed by Governors and charged to fulfill the purposes and spirit of the federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA). CJJ’s mission is to give voice and action to state-identified concerns and needs in juvenile justice; to advise state and federal policy makers and the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; and to generate ongoing collegial support and information exchange, particularly focused on best practices in delinquency prevention and juvenile justice reform.

CJJ represents Governor-appointed State Advisory Groups, JJDPA-connected state staff, and allied individuals and organizations in its nationwide membership. CJJ values collaboration and participates/convenes national efforts to improve juvenile justice policy and practice at the federal and state levels.  For instance, CJJ is the principal partner and fiscal sponsor of the National Juvenile Justice Network, and serves as Co-Chair of the Act-4-Juvenile Justice Initiative to inform reauthorization of the JJDPA, as well as Co-Chair of the National Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Coalition to further consensus among national and state organizations working to improve federal policies that impact court-involved youth and families.


Supported by

Models for Change was a juvenile justice systems reform initiative supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, website operated by Justice Policy Institute.