Office of the Arizona Governor Doug Ducey
Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family

The Arizona Juvenile Justice Commission

Wellness & Recovery

The AJJC is authorized under Executive Order 2012-04 to address juvenile delinquency and child welfare issues in the State. The AJJC consists of 29 members appointed by the Governor. The members have training, experience and special knowledge concerning the prevention and treatment of juvenile delinquency, the administration of juvenile justice and child welfare systems. The AJJC includes representation from juvenile justice agencies, child welfare agencies, private nonprofit organizations, locally-elected officials, as well as volunteers and youth. The AJJC shall:

  1. Serve in an advisory capacity over the duties for which it was established as set forth in the Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended (JJDP). This will include efforts to both monitor for compliance with the core requirements of the JJDP Act, and ensure that Arizona has an adequate system in place to monitor jails, lockups, detention, correctional facilities, and non-secure facilities for compliance with federal regulations for the secure holding of juveniles;
  2. Assist in the development of the State’s Three-Year Plan and associated updates and establish funding priorities for the implementation of the JJDP Title II Formula Grant program;
  3. Serve as the State Task Force and assist in the development of the State’s Three-Year Plan and associated updates and establish funding priorities for the implementation of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act/Children’s Justice Act (CJA);
  4. Serve as the State Council for Interstate Juvenile Supervision as required by A.R.S. 8-368, Art. IX, the Interstate Compact for Juveniles (“Compact”), signed by Arizona in 2003 and effective in 2008;
  5. Advise the Governor on those matters relating to the improvement of the juvenile justice and child welfare systems and programs relating to the investigation and prosecution of child abuse and neglect cases;
  6. Address the linkage between the child welfare system and the juvenile justice system and supporting efforts to improve interagency coordinated service delivery, and sharing of data relating to youth involved in both systems;
  7. Advocate for alternatives to juvenile detention, corrections system improvements, and re-entry efforts that improve outcomes for all youth and families involved in Arizona’s juvenile justice system;
  8. Review Arizona’s juvenile justice and child welfare system making recommendations for system improvements, and developing plans to implement reform efforts; and
  9. Improve coordination of policy development and state and federal funding associated with juvenile justice system and child protection efforts, particularly in the investigation of cases of child sexual and physical abuse and exploitation, in a manner which limits additional trauma to the child victim.


Executive Order 2012-04
Membership

Sub-Committees
Executive Committee

The Executive Committee provides strategic oversight and direction of all activities of the Arizona Juvenile Justice Commission. The Committee helps plan the Commission’s meeting agendas and approves funding proposals. 


Learn More
Child Welfare Committee

The Child Welfare Committee addresses statewide issues concerning child maltreatment. This body serves as a branch of the Arizona Juvenile Justice Commission (AJJC) to focus on initiatives that promote and support the protection and wellbeing of all children in the state of Arizona. 


Learn More
DMC/Compliance Committee

The DMC/Compliance Committee addresses statewide compliance of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act core requirements and works to reduce the disproportionality of youth of color in the juvenile justice system.


Learn More
Outreach and Awareness Committee

The Outreach and Awareness Committee advocates for improvement of the juvenile justice and child welfare systems while promoting awareness of successful efforts and strategies. 


Learn More
Planning and Grants Committee

The Planning and Grants Committee will review proposals to be funded by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Title II Formula Grant and the Children’s Justice Act Grant. 


Learn More
Systems Improvement Committee

The Systems Improvement Committee analyzes and addresses needed system improvements for Arizona’s juvenile justice and child welfare systems.


Learn More

Agendas, Minutes and Documents

The Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family agendas, minutes and other related documents as they become available.

Please select a link below to view the meeting documents.

Agendas: Minutes: Materials: