The Maine Juvenile Justice Advisory Group (JJAG) is the State Advisory Group (SAG) established under the federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 (JJDPA), which was most recently reauthorized in 2018 and has been codified in Maine law (Title 34-A M.R.S. §1209). The JJDPA sets out national standards for the custody and care of youth in the juvenile justice system and provides direction and support for state juvenile justice system reforms to improve youth outcomes and community safety.
The JJAG is comprised of volunteer members appointed by the Governor and membership is determined by the federal statute and must include certain identified stakeholders who have training, experience, or special knowledge concerning the prevention and treatment of juvenile delinquency, the administration of juvenile justice, or the reduction of juvenile delinquency, including persons with lived experience in the justice system. The JJAG member list can be found here.