About the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) serves as the administrator of federal juvenile justice funds for the state and is responsible for ensuring that accurate juvenile crime data is collected and reported to the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) and the Georgia General Assembly. Additional informaton on all CJCC-related projects can be accessed here.

Working with partner state agencies, CJCC collects and analyzes this important information. However, this would not be possible without the support of our data partners:


CJCC collects and reports two sets of data to USDOJ:

  • Juvenile Crime Data

  • Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Data


Since it's inception, the Juvenile Data Exchange (JDEX) Committee, previously known as the Juvenile Data Integrity Group, has operated on the following agreements: 

  1. Agree that data needs to drive our decision-making

  2. Agree on the collective need for our state to move from current situation to a renewed focus on outcomes for Georgia’s juvenile justice system

  3. Agree we cannot move to a focus on outcomes without coming to agreement about where we are as a state (thus the need for good, agreed-upon data)

All this work has been focused on a long-term goal for Georgia: Developing system-wide agreement on juvenile justice outcomes.  In early 2015, the JDEX Committee began working together with committed partners from the Governor’s Office, the Council of Juvenile Court Judges, the Administrative Office of the Courts, and the Department of Juvenile Justice to create a statewide data repository of juvenile justice data. More information regarding the JDEX project can be accessed here.  

CJCC contracted with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government for assistance in formalizing our juvenile data collection system as well as assisting with the development of data sharing agreements and formalization of common data elements.

If you have questions about this project, please contact:

Stephanie Mikkelsen
Juvenile Justice Priogram Director
Criminal Justice Coordinating Council