Pursuant to the federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act, each state must establish a State Advisory Group (SAG) on Juvenile Justice to receive Title II Formula Block Grant funds.

Key Responsibilities

  • California's SAG, or State Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (SACJJDP), is made up of Governor-appointed subject matter experts who are committed to enhancing the quality of life for all youth in California.
  • Strategy – a coalition of knowledgeable stakeholders and communities, current or former wards, and local elected officials
  • Advocacy – a plan to prevent juvenile crime while providing treatment and rehabilitation for juvenile offenders
  • Compliance – a means of monitoring program compliance and ensuring adherence with the core protections of federal law

SACJJDP's Mission

California’s SACJJDP serves the Governor, the Legislature, and the people of California by promoting effective juvenile justice policies and programming in compliance with goals set forth in the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act.

SACJJDP Meeting Schedule, Agendas and Minutes

SACJJDP Brochure - PDF


  • Sandra McBrayer, Chief Executive Officer, San Diego Children’s Initiative, Chair
  • Carol Biondi, Los Angeles Co. Commission for Children & Families, Vice-Chair
  • Hon. Brian Back, Superior Court Judge, Ventura County
  • Amos Brown, Third Baptist Church of San Francisco
  • Susan Harbert, Juvenile Justice Member/Special Legislative Counsel
  • Reina Hurtado, Youth Member
  • Gordon Jackson, Asst. Superintendent, CA Department of Education
  • Dawood Khan, Youth Member
  • Susan Manheimer, Chief of Police, San Mateo Police Department
  • Nancy O’Malley, District Attorney, Alameda County
  • Winston Peters, Assistant Public Defender, Los Angeles County
  • Jose Carlos Rivera, Case Manager, Sacramento Native American Health Center
  • Mimi Silbert, CEO/Board Chair of Delancey Street Foundation
  • Tiffany Wynn, Youth Member