Chaired by Judge Maureen McKnight and Deena Corso
The Juvenile Justice Council (JJC) began its work in Multnomah County 16 years ago as the Detention Reform Steering Committee, which guided the development of the County’s nationally-recognized “Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative” (JDAI). JDAI was designed to control the rate of juvenile detention, eliminate disproportionate detention of youth of color and place eligible youth in evidence-based programs in the community under correctional supervision.
JJC, which consists of representatives from local police agencies, schools, the Board of County Commissioners, the judiciary, juvenile defense attorneys, Department of Community Justice (DCJ)’s Juvenile Services Division, the District Attorney’s Office, the Oregon Youth Authority and youth service providers, continues to monitor and adjust the county’s detention policies to ensure that the original objectives of JDAI continue to be met. JJC is also committed to ensuring community support for its detention policies and practices.
JJC's mission statement confirms that its activities and concerns extend far beyond detention reform in its efforts to make the community safer and hold youth accountable:
The mission of the Juvenile Justice Council is to provide a forum for the development and implementation of policies, procedures and practices to improve the juvenile justice system. The Council engages [its members] and other system stakeholders within Multnomah County to improve the juvenile justice system by promoting public safety, responding to the needs of victims and assuring the equitable and effective delivery of services to youth and their families.
Juvenile Justice Council Meetings
Meetings normally take place ...
12:00 noon - 1:30 pm
Juvenile Justice Complex
Large conference room
1401 NE 68th Avenue Portland, OR 97213
Please contact Leila Alvarado for exact meeting dates or if you have any questions. Thank you.
2014 Juvenile Justice Council Meeting Minutes
2013 Juvenile Justice Council Meeting Minutes