Executive Order

Executive Order No. 166: (A) Designation of state planning agency for preparation, administration, and implementation of state juvenile justice plan; and provision for a juvenile justice advisory committee.

Date: 08/28/1979
Issuer: Edward J. King
Mass Register: No. 174
Rescinded by: Executive Order 204

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Preamble

WHEREAS, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, P.L. 93-415 as amended by P.L. 95-115, requires in sections 223 (a) (1) and (2) that the State planning agency, established pursuant to section 203 of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1963, P.L. 90-351, as amended by P.L. 94-503, be designated as the sole agency to receive formula grants under said statutes; and

WHEREAS, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, P.L. 93-415, as amended by P.L. 95-115, requires in section 223 (a) (3) the establishment of an advisory group appointed by the Chief Executive of the Commonwealth to carry out certain specified functions and to participate in the development and review of the juvenile justice plan for the Commonwealth; and

WHEREAS, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, P.L. 93-415, as amended by P.L. 95-115 provides in section 222 (d) that five (5) percent of the minimum allotment of funds awarded to Massachusetts under this Act shall be available to assist the advisory group established to carry out certain functions and to participate in the development and review of the juvenile justice plan for the Commonwealth;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Edward J. King, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the statutes of this Commonwealth, do hereby order and direct that:

(1) The Massachusetts Committee on Criminal Justice, established pursuant to M.G.L.A. c. 6 §156, et. seq., and designated as the State planning agency therein, is designated as the sole agency within the Commonwealth for supervising the preparation, administration and implementation of the Massachusetts juvenile justice plan.

(2) The Massachusetts Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee (hereinafter referred to as the "Committee") is hereby established. The Committee shall consist of thirty-three members appointed by the Governor. Members shall be appointed for a term of one year, and shall be eligible for reappointment at the discretion of the Governor. Members shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor and without compensation.

(3) The membership of the Committee shall consist of persons who have training, experience, or special knowledge concerning the prevention and treatment of juvenile delinquency or the administration of juvenile justice. The Committee shall include representation of units of local government, law enforcement and juvenile justice agencies such as law enforcement, correction or probation personnel, juvenile or family court judges, and public agencies concerned with delinquency prevention or treatment such as welfare, social services, mental health, education or youth services departments.

The Committee shall also include representation of private organizations concerned with delinquency prevention or treatment; concerned with neglected or dependent children; concerned with the quality of juvenile justice, education or social services for children; which use volunteers to work with delinquents or potential delinquents; community- based delinquency prevention or treatment programs; business groups and businesses employing youth, youth workers involved with alternative youth programs, and persons with special experience and competence in addressing the problem of school violence and vandalism and the problem of learning disabilities; and organizations which represent employees affected by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, P.L. 93-415 as amended by P.L. 95-115. A majority of the members of the Committee (including the Chairman) shall not be full-time employees of the federal, state, or local government. At least one third of the members shall be under the age of twenty-six at the time of appointment, and at least three members shall have been or shall currently be under the jurisdiction of the juvenile justice system.

(4) The Massachusetts Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee being duly established and appointed shall consistent with the cited statutes, advise the Executive Director of the State planning agency and its supervisory board; may advise the Governor and the legislature on matters related to its functions, as requested; shall have an opportunity for review and comment on all juvenile justice and delinquency prevention grant applications submitted to the State planning agency, except that any such review and comment shall be made no later than 30 days after the submission of any such application to the advisory group; and may be given a role in monitoring State compliance with the requirements of paragraphs 12A and 13 of Section 223 (a) of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Act of 1974, as amended, in advising on the State's maintenance of effort under section 261 (b) and section 520 (b) of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, as amended, and in review of the progress and accomplishments of juvenile justice and delinquency prevention projects funded under the comprehensive State plan.

(5) Three members of said Advisory Committee shall be appointed by the Governor to sit on the supervisory board of the Massachusetts Committee on Criminal Justice.

Given at the Executive Chamber in Boston this 28th day of August, in the year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and seventy-nine and of the Independence of the United States of America, two hundred and four.

EDWARD J. KING GOVERNOR
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

MICHAEL JOSEPH CONNOLLY
Secretary of the Commonwealth

 

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