Member Engagement

CJJ's Members fall into three categories: State Advisory Group members, individual members, and affiliate members. Learn more about how members can get involved, participate in the Council of SAGs, or join a CJJ Committee.

State Advisory Groups

State Advisory Groups (SAGs) were established in the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA). In each state or U.S. territory, a SAG may be known by an alternative title, such as a “commission” or “council.” Under the JJDPA, the Governor or Chief Executive of all states, territories, and the District of Columbia that choose to participate in the Act are required to appoint individuals who are knowledgeable about juvenile justice and delinquency prevention to the SAG. The SAG provides input into their state’s use of JJDPA funds. It is also responsible for supporting compliance with the core requirement of the JJDPA and providing information about the Act’s requirements to state and local policymakers.

Learn more about the SAG in your state.

Individual Members

All interested individuals—both youth and adults—are invited to join the Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) as individual members, either as Members at Large or Student Members. CJJ is a true coalition and proudly represents a diverse body of more than 1,800 members including juvenile justice practitioners, service providers, youth, parents, public officials, concerned citizens, and others. Members are dedicated to creating optimal delinquency prevention programs, policies, and practices. They work to ensure that every court-involved youth is given an opportunity to reclaim his/her life and connect positively with family and community life. An annual Member at Large pays an annual application fee and enjoys benefits such as reduced registration fees at CJJ conference and events, complimentary copies of CJJ’s reports and publications, and opportunities to serve on CJJ’s leadership committee and governing board. Student Members also receive a  discount when they join as Members at Large. Learn more about how you be a CJJ member. 

Affiliate Organization Members

All organizations are welcome to join CJJ as Affiliate Organization Members. Affiliate Members are organizations concerned with creating optimal delinquency prevention programs, policies, and practices. Learn more about how your organization can join CJJ.