MPY Executive Director Margie Daniels Serves on JJAC

Tuesday April 10, 2018

MPY Executive Director Margie Daniels was honored to be selected by the Governor Charlie Baker to participate as a member on the Massachusetts Juvenile Justice Advisory Council (JJAC). The Juvenile Justice Advisory Council is comprised of experts in the areas of juvenile justice and child welfare who are appointed by the Governor. This council was created through the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act.

The experts on the council represent various fields, such as law enforcement, juvenile courts, non-profit organizations, juvenile mental health workers, and public agencies concerned with delinquency prevention or treatment. This council is tasked with providing policy recommendations to the Governor and state legislators on juvenile justice matters.  Members also comment on and approve all juvenile justice and delinquency prevention grants submitted to the Massachusetts Committee on Criminal Justice.

The Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee is charged with the responsibility to help coordinate juvenile justice and delinquency prevention efforts in the Commonwealth. JJAC gives the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety input in developing a statewide plan for identifying and offering guidance on matters relating to delinquency prevention and overall child well-being.