Children and Family Council for Prevention Programs (CFCPP)

CFCPP is the State Advisory Board for youth justice, delinquency, and primary prevention in Vermont.

Established by the Vermont legislature in 1986, the council is grounded in prevention and works to ensure justice by building equitable and effective opportunities for children, youth, and families to thrive in Vermont.

33 V.S.A. § 3302
34 U.S.C. § 11133
42 U.S.C. 5601

Council Membership

Members are appointed for three-year terms by the governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate. We look for people who have experience in human services, the justice system and prevention. Three members must have personal experience with the justice sytem, 20% must be appointed before they turn 24 and no more than 49% can be from government.

Current list of members (on the Governor's website)
Online Application for Gubernatorial Appointment (on the Governor's website)

What We Do

  • Administer the Vermont Children's Trust Fund.
  • Advise the Governor & legislature about issues related to youth justice, at-risk youth, and prevention.
  • Provide grants that support early intervention, prevention, and system improvement.
  • Monitor Vermont's compliance with the Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDP) Act.
  • Promote evidence-informed, developmentally-appropriate strategies for working with youth and families.
  • Work to prevent young people from getting involved with the justice system.

Council Meetings

Meetings are held from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM on the third Thursday of every month. They are open to the public, and take place at the Waterbury State Office Complex or virtually.

Contact at least one day ahead to get the link to the virtual meeting or arrange entry into the state building. A photo ID is required to enter state buildings.


Annual Report
Member Resources

Learn More

For more information, contact Elizabeth Morris, Juvenile Justice Coordinator, at (802) 760-0650.