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Council for Equitable Youth Justice

On June 19, 2023, Governor Scott Signed H.175 into law, which renamed the Children and Family Council for Prevention Programs to the Council for Equitable Youth Justice (CEYJ). The CEYJ is the state advisory board for reducing racial disparities, improving the youth justice system, and preventing delinquency in Vermont.

Established by the Vermont legislature in 1986, the CFCPP 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

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 system, 20% must be appointed before they turn 28, and no more than 49% can be from government.

Current list of members
Application process for gubernatorial appointment

What We Do

  • Advise the governor & legislature about issues related to youth justice, at-risk youth, and prevention.
  • Provide grants that support improving the juvenile justice system, reducing ethnic and racial disparities in the juvenile justice system and preventing delinquency.
  • Monitor compliance with the Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Act.
  • Promote 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 either at the Waterbury State Office Complex or remotely.

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.


Annual Report
Member Resources

Meeting Minutes & Agendas



January | February | March (canceled) | April  | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

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Learn More

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