Executive Order

Executive Order No. 61: Amending Executive Order No. 60

Date: 09/23/1968
Issuer: John A. Volpe
Amending: Executive Order 60

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WHEREAS, the United States Congress has enacted the Juvenile Delinquency Prevention and Control Act of 1968, and Section 131(a) of that Act requires the designation of a State agency to submit a comprehensive juvenile delinquency plan, and Section 134(l) of that Act authorizes the designation of an officer to evaluate planning, programs, and projects under Part A and Section 132 of Title I of that Act; and

WHEREAS, the functions to be performed by the agency designated pursuant to Section 131(a) fall within the area of responsibility and special competence of the Governor's Public Safety Committee; and

WHEREAS, the addition of several members to the Governor's Public Safety Committee will make that body fully representative of the various elements of the Commonwealth's criminal justice system;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, John A. Volpe, Governor of the Commonwealth, by virtue of the authority vested in me as supreme executive magistrate, do hereby order that Executive Order No. 60 be amended as follows:

(1) By adding the word "and" as the last word of paragraph four, and by inserting between paragraph four and paragraph five the following paragraph:

"WHEREAS, the enactment by the United States Congress of the Juvenile Delinquency Prevention and Control Act of 1968 has made possible an intensified effort to meet the challenge of delinquency among the youth of the Commonwealth, and Section 131(a) of that Act requires the designation of a State agency to submit a comprehensive juvenile delinquency plan, and Section 134(l) of that Act authorizes the designation of an officer to evaluate planning, programs, and projects under Part A and Section 132 of Title I of that Act;"

(2) By deleting paragraph six and inserting in its place the following:

"(1) The Governor's Public Safety Committee, hereinafter referred to as the committee, (a) is hereby designated the State law enforcement planning agency for the Commonwealth, pursuant to Section 203(a) of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, and (b) is hereby designated the Massachusetts State agency responsible for the submission of a comprehensive juvenile delinquency plan, pursuant to Section 131(a) of the Juvenile Delinquency Prevention and Control Act of 1968. The chairman of the committee is hereby designated the officer of the Commonwealth responsible for the evaluation of planning, programs, and projects under Part A and Section 132 of Title I of the Juvenile Delinquency Prevention and Control Act of 1968, pursuant to Section 134(l) of that Act."

(3) By deleting from line eight of paragraph seven the word "eight" and inserting in its place the word "thirteen"; and by inserting after the word "thereof," in line twelve of paragraph seven the following words: "one shall be a sheriff of a county of the Commonwealth, one shall be a representative of the Massachusetts Defenders Committee, one shall be a representative of the Judicial Council, two shall be knowledgeable and experienced in the prevention of juvenile delinquency and the rehabilitation of delinquent youths."

(4) By deleting the word "six" from line three of paragraph ten, and inserting in its place the word "eight"; by deleting the words "three of" from line seven of paragraph ten; by inserting the word "courts;" between the word "police;" and the word "prosecution" in line eight of paragraph ten; and by deleting the word "Four" from line eighteen of paragraph ten and inserting in its place the word "Five."

(5) By deleting paragraph eleven and inserting in its place the following:

"(6) Technical advisory committees, composed primarily of experts, shall be established in the juvenile delinquency area and in such other areas of criminal justice as the committee determines necessary to provide initial review of grant applications and to perform other advisory functions. The juvenile delinquency advisory committee shall have primary responsibility for guiding the development of the Commonwealth's comprehensive juvenile delinquency plan under the Juvenile Delinquency Prevention and Control Act of 1968. Members of the juvenile delinquency advisory committee shall be appointed by the Governor. Members of other technical advisory committees shall be appointed by the committee. "

(7) The committee shall establish appropriate review procedures consistent with Section 303(7) of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968."

(6) By deleting the number "(7)" from line one of paragraph twelve, and inserting in its place the number "(8)."

Given at the Executive Chamber in Boston this twenty-third day of September in the year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and sixty-eight and of the Independence of the United States of America, one hundred and ninety-third.

JOHN A. VOLPE
Governor
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOHN F. X. DAVOREN
Secretary of the Commonwealth

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