State Advisory Group Members

State Advisory Groups were established under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) and SAG members are appointed by Governors/Chief Executives in each U.S. jurisdiction. They are principally responsible for monitoring and supporting their state's progress in addressing the four core requirements of the JJDPA. SAGs are an integral part of CJJ’s coalition. SAG Members receive training and technical assistance on innovative practices in juvenile justice. CJJ cultivates partnerships with leading reform organizations and advocates and we translate how federal policy affects your work at the state level.

Learn more about how your State Advisory Group can benefit as a member of CJJ. All SAG Members, SAG Chairs, JJ Specialists, Racial and Ethnic Disparities Coordinators, and Compliance Monitors are included under the umbrella of SAG membership.  

Click on the map to view the JJ Specialist, SAG Chair, Racial and Ethnic Disparities Coordinator, and Compliance Monitor for each state and territory. 

CJJ State Advisory Group Member Benefits 

There are many benefits to joining CJJ's vast membership. We facilitate the development of leadership for juvenile justice reform for our SAG Members in the following ways:

  • SAGs receive the maximum discount for conference registration for all SAG members and state staff who work with the SAG
  • Members have access to CJJ regional conferences and business meetings
  • Members receive priority registration for all CJJ webinars on current and emerging issues, policies, and practices from experts in the field
  • Members have access to fact sheets, toolkits, and new resources
  • Members can receive TTA such as targeted webinars, telephone consultations, and connections to relevant experts

CJJ represents our SAG Members on the federal level:

  • CJJ serves as the voice of our members to Congress and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
  • CJJ translates how federal policy affects the delivery of services to the field
  • Members receive up-to-the-minute information about pending legislation and the federal appropriations process
  • Members receive training throughout the year on federal and state government relations
  • CJJ assists in the development of national and state-level reform efforts

CJJ also enhances communication among juvenile justice stakeholders:

  • Members have voting representation at the Annual CJJ Council of SAGs meeting
  • Members can serve and vote on the Executive Board, Youth Committee, Ethnic and Cultural Diversity Committee, Government Relations Committee, and other leadership committees
  • Members can share information and get peer support through our network of 8,000+ state and local juvenile justice practitioners
  • Members have the opportunity to partner on webinars with an average audience of 500+
  • Members receive the monthly Juvenile Justice Monitor and enjoy priority news placement

Learn more about the many benefits of joining CJJ as a State Advisory Group. Click here to apply.

Membership Dues

You can pay your State Advisory Group membership dues via PayPal.
If you prefer to pay via check, please mail it to:

Coalition for Juvenile Justice
1629 K St. NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006-1631