Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
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U.S. Attorney General
Michael Mukasey
Department of Justice

Vice Chair
J. Robert Flores
Office of Juvenile
Justice and
Delinquency Prevention

Secretary Elaine L. Chao
Department of Labor

Chief Executive Officer
David Eisner
Corporation for National
and Community Service

Assistant Secretary
Julie L. Myers
Department of Homeland Security

Steve Preston
Department of Housing
and Urban Development

Margaret Spellings
Department of Education

Michael O. Leavitt
Department of Health
and Human Services

Director John P. Walters
Office of National
Drug Control Policy

Practitioner Members

Larry K. Brendtro
William L. Gibbons
Adele L. Grubbs
Steven H. Jones
Pamela Rodriguez
Gordon A. Martin, Jr.
Victor Rodriguez


Shay Bilchik
October 1994 - February 2000
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
U.S. Department of Justice
Vice Chair

Shay Bilchik was sworn in as OJJDP Administrator on October 11, 1994. He previously served as associate deputy attorney general in the Office of the Deputy Attorney General. Mr. Bilchik began his career in 1977 as an assistant State's attorney for the 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida in Miami. In 1979, he was promoted to juvenile division chief and later to deputy chief assistant for administration. He became chief assistant for administration in 1985 and had supervisory authority over juvenile prosecution programs, including those involving prosecution of juveniles as adults in the criminal division. He also established and oversaw the Child Advocacy Center, which is a multi disciplinary intake unit for cases involving victims of child abuse. As a prosecutor, Mr. Bilchik served as the coordinator of a number of special programs, including the Police-Juvenile Prosecutor Liaison and the School-Juvenile Prosecutor Liaison projects. He has lectured extensively on juvenile justice issues and served on the faculty of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. Mr. Bilchik has served on numerous task forces and advisory committees dealing with juvenile delinquency and drug abuse issues. He also was involved in drafting a number of juvenile justice and child abuse legislative proposals in Florida. Mr. Bilchik received a bachelor's degree and a juris doctor degree from the University of Florida.

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