The Council of Juvenile Justice Administrators (CJJA) represents the youth correction chief executive officers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and major metropolitan counties. Since 1994, CJJA has worked to improve youth correctional services and practices by uniting the nation’s youth correctional chief executives and by providing a source of positive support for these leaders. CJJA was founded with two overarching objectives: 1) to influence the development of juvenile justice policy nationally and 2) to support administrators locally.

CJJA is committed to moving youth corrections forward and fulfills its mission to improve systems and practices so young offenders’ lives are improved by their contact with the juvenile justice system and future crime is prevented. CJJA works on three levels to lead and support the field in its work: