Resources and Programs of DJJ

DJJ is tasked with meeting national and state standards and goals regarding juveniles with in the justice system. Many of these programs are administered as grants that are utilized by local organizations.

You can find detailed information about these programs at the links below:

Alaska Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee (AJJAC)

It is the mission of the Alaska Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee to provide support, advice and guidance to the government and citizens of the State of Alaska, in accordance with the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, to help reduce and prevent juvenile crime, while ensuring that Alaska's youth are provided meaningful opportunities to succeed.

Juvenile Justice And Delinquency Prevention Act

Alaska receives federal grant funds appropriated by Congress under the federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDP Act) of 1974, as amended, to develop effective delinquency prevention and intervention programs.  These funds are administered through the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), with assistance from the Alaska Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee (AJJAC). 

Reduction of Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC)

The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 2002 requires states that receive certain federal juvenile justice grant funds to use a portion of those funds to address DMC.  

The purpose of the DMC Core Requirement: to ensure equal and fair treatment for every youth in the juvenile justice system, regardless of race and ethnicity.

Interstate Compact for Juveniles

The Interstate Compact for Juveniles (ICJ) is the law that regulates the interstate movement of juveniles who are under court supervision or have run away to another state. The ICJ is a contract that has been adopted as law throughout the United States. Therefore, all state and local officials are legally bound to honor and enforce the terms of the Compact.
The Compact provides requirements for supervision and return of juveniles who:

  • are on probation, parole, or other supervision, or have escaped to another state;
  • have run away from home and left their state of residence;
  • have been accused of an offense in another state.

In each compacting state and territory, a Compact Administrator is responsible for the administration and management of the state’s supervision and transfer of juveniles subject to the Compact. Compact Administrators (along with their deputies and designees) work with other state and local officials on a wide variety of issues related to the:

  • return of runaways; probation/parole absconders; escapees; accused delinquents; status offenders;
  • transfer of supervision;
  • quarterly progress and violation reports;
  • travel permits;
  • airport surveillance requests; and
  • operation of State Councils on Interstate Supervision of Juveniles.

For Judges, Attorneys, and Legal Professionals

The Interstate Commission for Juveniles provides a number of resources for judges, attorneys, and legal professionals.  Please review the resources below, or visit the Interstate Commission for Juveniles website for additional information.

State Councils and Commission Meetings

As a signatory to the Interstate Compact for Juveniles, Alaska is required to have a state council that may exercise oversight and advocacy regarding the state’s participation in the Interstate Commission activities and other duties. In Alaska, this role is fulfilled by the State Council for Interstate Adult and Juvenile Supervision, a Governor-appointed board. Additional information about the state council, including a current roster, can be located fact sheet.

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