SC Community Juvenile Justice Coalition (CJJC)
Description, Statement of Purpose and Goals
The CJJC is collaboration between Snohomish County’s Juvenile Court, the Children’s Commission, Snohomish County Human Services, and community stakeholders. It began in 1991 as the Snohomish County Program Development Unit, and is a standing committee of the SC Children’s Commission, whose members are appointees of the SC Council.
The purpose of the CJJC is to examine and focus community-wide attention on emerging and/or challenging juvenile justice issues including: comprehensive service gaps for youth and youth offenders; gang, violence and bullying prevention/intervention; mental health issues; juvenile crime trends and gender-focused detention services; and disproportionate minority contact.
Goals of the CJJC are to:
Build and maintain a diverse coalition to include parents, under-represented groups, community volunteers, local service providers, and juvenile justice professionals.
Serve as an on-going venue for resource and information sharing, training opportunities, and updates on emerging juvenile justice concerns and issues. Support public and political advocacy for services.
Support efforts to ensure community members, especially parents, have knowledge of resources in the community for assistance and support toward delinquency prevention.
Identify local juvenile justice system needs, and advocate for improvements.
Bridge community and service provider gaps in order to ensure a more seamless continuum of services, and leverage collaborative efforts/resources to better meet the community’s needs for appropriate youth intervention and diversion.
Promote evidence-based practices as identified by the Governor’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee (J-JAC), the Washington State Institute for Public Policy (WSIPP), and the Federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).
The CJJC meets bi-monthly at Denny Juvenile Justice Center in N. Everett. For more information contact Co-Chairs Craig Daly (425-388-7851) or Pam Wessel-Estes (425-339-8703)
Final 1/9/12 PWE