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Title 33 : Human Services

Chapter 033 : Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency and Other Problem Behaviors

(Cite as: 33 V.S.A. § 3302)
  • § 3302. Council for Equitable Youth Justice

    (a) Creation. There is created the Council for Equitable Youth Justice to serve as the State advisory group for Vermont pursuant to 34 U.S.C. § 11133. The Council supports compliance with the core requirements of the JJRA and promotes an effective Vermont juvenile justice system consistent with the legislative findings under 33 V.S.A. § 5101a.

    (b) Membership.

    (1) The Council shall consist of up to 25 members who shall be appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate for three-year terms.

    (2) In appointing members, consideration shall be given to the selection of persons who adequately represent the interests of youth who are in the juvenile justice system and their families.

    (3) Membership shall be consistent with the federal requirements for State advisory groups pursuant to 34 U.S.C. § 11133(a)(3).

    (4) A majority of the members, including the Chair, shall not be full- time employees of federal, State, or local government.

    (c) Officers. The Council shall elect a chair, vice chair, and secretary or treasurer, or both, from its members who shall serve for one year or until their successors are elected.

    (d) Vacancy. In the event a vacancy occurs on the Council, the vacancy shall be filled in the same manner as provided in subdivision (b)(1) of this section. The term of a person appointed to fill a vacancy shall terminate on the date on which the original appointment would have terminated if the vacancy had not occurred.

    (e) Compensation. Council members are authorized to receive per diem compensation from federal funds as specified in 32 V.S.A. § 1010(b).

    (f) Quorum. A majority of the members of the Council shall constitute a quorum. The Council shall act only by vote of a majority of its members and voting at a meeting at which a quorum is in attendance. (Added 1983, No. 79, § 1; amended 1985, No. 177 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; 1997, No. 61, § 271a; 2023, No. 70, § 1, eff. July 1, 2023.)