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


Carolyn A. Smith
Associate Professor
University at Albany, State University of New York

Dr. Carolyn Smith has been Associate Professor at the School of Social Welfare, University at Albany, State University of New York since 1997. She was assistant professor at the same institution, 1990–1997. Previously, Dr. Smith was a social work consultant with Project Strive in Albany, New York, on delinquency and substance abuse prevention and family intervention, 1987–1988. She was unit director of Project Hope in Albany, working in delinquency prevention and family intervention, from 1981–1984. As a social worker, Dr. Smith addressed the needs of troubled youth and families, 1969–1980. She served as co-principal investigator for a number of studies, including OJJDP's Continuation of the Rochester Youth Development Study, 1995–1996, which examined the causes and correlates of serious delinquency and drug use. She was also co-principal investigator for OJJDP's Explaining Serious, Chronic, and Violent Delinquency, 1996–1999. Dr. Smith is currently co-principal investigator for the National Institute of Mental Health's Intergenerational Transmission of Antisocial Behavior, 1998–2003. She has published numerous articles on the relationship between family background, family processes, and the behavioral problems of youth. Dr. Smith received a B.A. in sociology from London School of Economics, a Master's in social work from University of Michigan, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in criminal justice from University at Albany, State University of New York.

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