The mission of the Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee (JJAC) is to convene community stakeholders on an ongoing basis to study juvenile justice system practices and implement strategies to prevent delinquency, promote accountability and rehabilitation, and improve the efficiency and quality of the juvenile justice system in Charlottesville City and Albemarle County. The activities of the JJAC are guided by the objectives established in the Comprehensive Juvenile Justice Plan.
The Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee (JJAC) was established in 1998 as a work group of the Commission on Children and Families to provide coordination and oversight of the Charlottesville/Albemarle juvenile justice system. It is made up of representatives from the local juvenile justice serving agencies. Beginning with the Juvenile Justice Comprehensive Plan in 2000, the JJAC has been the driving force behind many system and service improvements including: the Juvenile Offender Research on Risk and Need Factors, the development of the Blue Ridge Detention Center, the Young Offender grant/program, the FAPT Infoshare Website, the Juvenile Court Survey, the Juvenile Court Guide in English and Spanish, Legal Defense Trainings, Gang Prevention Forums, CASASTART Truancy Prevention grant and program, Functional Family Therapy grant/program, JABG grants, Check and Connect Truancy Prevention grant/programs, Truancy Survey, and Truancy Training for the Albemarle County Schools.