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


Michele D. Kipke, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
University of Southern California School of Medicine

Dr. Kipke is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Southern California School of Medicine. She is director of the Board on Children, Youth, and Families and director of the Forum on Adolescence at the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences. She is investigator for research funded by the National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including studies on community HIV prevention programs, drug abuse and chronic homelessness among youth, the risks unique to young women, the nature of peer groups and social networks among street youth, and the risk and protective factors associated with weapons possession and use among youth. At Children's Hospital in Los Angeles, Dr. Kipke was associate director of Research and Evaluation and founding coordinator of the Substance Abuse Program within the Division of Adolescent Medicine. Since the 1980's, she has worked in and written extensively on adolescent health, treatment of substance abuse disorders, HIV risk and prevention, homelessness, and intentional and unintentional injuries. She also serves as consultant to the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Department of Health and Human Services, and the World Health Organization. She is a member of the technical advisory board of The Mentor Foundation. She received her Ph.D. in experimental health psychology from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University in New York.

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