The development of these Standards was made possible by the generous support of the Public Welfare Foundation’s Juvenile Justice Program, which supports groups working to end the criminalization and over-incarceration of youth in the United States.  It has also been supported by the memberships provided to CJJ by the JJDPA State Advisory Groups (SAGs), nationwide. In particular, CJJ would like to thank, Katayoon Majd, Program Officer for Juvenile Justice at the Public Welfare Foundation, for her wise counsel and tireless support of this project. We would also like to thank Jessica Kendall, J.D and Lisa Pilnik, J.D., M.S. of Child & Family Policy Associates, and Tara Andrews, J.D. who were our principal drafters. These Standards and the larger project to which they relate, “Safety, Opportunity & Success (SOS): Standards of Care for Non-Delinquent Youth,” are the products of a fruitful, ongoing partnership with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.

The Standards benefited immensely from the expertise and counsel of a multi-disciplinary Panel of Leaders and Partners, composed  of service providers, members of the judiciary, law enforcement professionals, researchers and policy experts, who collaborated with CJJ staff.  Over a two-year period, the following individuals and their organizations offered guidance and shared their extensive knowledge about the way the juvenile justice system does, can and should work, specifically with regard to youth with unmet needs charged with status offenses. Without the assistance of our Panel of Leaders and Partners listed below, the development, comprehensive review and promulgation of these Standards would not have been possible.

Review Leaders and Partners

Nick Alexander, JD, Fight Crime, Invest in Kids
Tara Andrews, JD, Consultant (formerly of Coalition for Juvenile Justice)
Patricia Arthur, Esq., Consultant
Dane Bolin, Calcasieu Parish Office of Juvenile Justice Services, Lake Charles, LA
Patricia Campie, Ph.D., American Institutes for Research
The Honorable Tim Connors, Washtenaw County Trial Court, Ann Arbor MI
Howard Davidson, J.D., ABA Center on Children and the Law
Nancy Gannon Hornberger, SAY San Diego (formerly of Coalition for Juvenile Justice)
Sharon Harrigfeld, Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections
The Honorable Jerrauld Jones, 4th Judicial Circuit of Virginia
Jessica Kendall, J.D., Child & Family Policy Associates
Richard Lindahl, Richard Lindahl Consulting
Shawn C. Marsh, Ph.D., National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
The Honorable Melody McCray-Miller, Former Kansas State Representative
Lisa Pilnik, J.D., M.S., Coalition for Juvenile Justice
Lawanda Ravoira, Ph.D., Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center
Annie Salsich, Vera Institute of Justice
Robert Schwartz, Esq., Juvenile Law Center
Kim Selvaggi, TaylorLane Consulting
Casey Trupin, Esq., Children & Youth Project, Columbia Legal Services, Seattle WA
Marie N. Williams, Esq., Coalition for Juvenile Justice
Geoff Wood, Consultant

Other Expert Readers

We are also grateful to the following individuals who provided important guidance and feedback on specific sections of the Standards:

Bernadette E. Brown, JD, National Council on Crime and Delinquency
Angela Irvine, Ph.D., National Council on Crime and Delinquency
The Honorable Chandlee Johnson Kuhn, Family Court of the State of Delaware
Shannon Price Minter Esq., National Center for Lesbian Rights
Lisa H. Thurau, JD, MA Strategies for Youth
Kelly Wells, M.P.A., American Institutes for Research