Juvenile Crime Prevention and Advisory Committee
The Washington County Juvenile Department hosts a Juvenile Crime Prevention and Advisory Committee (JCPAC) which is a subcommittee of the Washington County Public Safety Coordinating Council. This committee fulfills the requirements of Oregon statutes 423.560 (local public safety coordinating council) and 423.565 (additional duties of public safety coordinating council).
The Purpose of the JCPAC is to advise the Juvenile Department on the full continuum of juvenile justice issues from prevention to re-entry and aftercare. Topics of focus include: gang prevention, youth skill and resiliency development, victim reparation and restorative justice, racial and ethnic disparities, implementation of the developmental approach throughout our services, trauma informed care, youth and family empowerment, and evidence based decision making. The Committee also serves as an advisory board to the Juvenile Department Keys to Success drug court.
The committee members join a two hour meeting every other month and may have an occasional additional meeting or subcommittee work on specific projects. The Committee is chaired by the Director, Lynne Schroeder, and is supported by Juvenile Department employees Jennifer Cearley, Rachael Mark and Max Lopez as support staff and logistics coordinator. Members include school district representatives, after school and positive youth development and mentoring programs, community cultural organizations, Department of Human Services representatives, law enforcement representatives, treatment organizations, juvenile legal and public safety system representatives and County prevention, public health, and behavioral health representatives.
For more information contact Max Lopez.