JJDPA state advisory groups

Youth Collaboration: Tools and Tips from Youth SAG Members

July 19, 2018

Since its enactment in 1974, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) has required that one-fifth of each State Advisory Group (SAG)’s members join before they reach the age of 24.

Recruiting and retaining youth members can be challenging though. In a 2016 survey of State Advisory Groups, one-third of respondents said they were actively looking for better ways to collaborate with youth. This report aims to help SAGs identify ways they can deepen their partnerships with youth members, moving beyond recruitment and into true collaboration with youth. Based on recommendations from current Youth SAG members from across the country, this report presents advice and recommendations from youth on how SAGs can make their work youth-led.

The full toolkit can be found on the Coalition for Juvenile Justice's Website