On September 19, 2023, the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Council) will convene from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Central Time (10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET) in Houston, TX. The Council is an independent body within the Federal Government that coordinates federal programs related to youth justice and missing and exploited children.
The meeting will feature the Harris County Opportunity Center—an innovative model that brings together multiple partners to support a wide array of community-based services for system-involved youth in one location, including vocational training, counseling, an on-site school, housing assistance, financial literacy, food assistance, and more.
Council members will discuss ways that federal agencies can support and encourage local collaboration to enhance the accessibility of supportive services for vulnerable youth. Confirmed speakers include Office of Justice Programs Assistant Attorney General Amy L. Solomon and OJJDP Administrator Liz Ryan, who serves as Vice Chair of the Council.
The meeting is open to the public via online video conference. Registration is required, no later than Friday, September 15.