THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
THE PRESIDENT NAMES NANCY G. GUERRA TO THE COORDINATING COUNCIL ON JUVENILE JUSTICE AND DELINQUENCY PREVENTION President Clinton announced today his intent to appoint Nancy G.
Guerra to the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Nancy G. Guerra of Illinois is currently an associate professor of psychology at the University of Chicago. Her primary fields of research are child development, juvenile delinquency, cognitive-behavioral interventions with high-risk/aggressive youth and the application of child development research in Hispanic and African-American populations. Dr. Guerra has chaired the Santa Barbara Delinquency Prevention Commission. Additionally, she served as a program coordinator and research director for the Santa Barbara County School District and has been a summer scholar for the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in Stanford, California. She also served on the editorial board for the Journal of Developmental Psychology. Dr. Guerra holds both a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Educational Psychology from the University of California. She received her Doctorate in Human Development from Harvard University.
The Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention was established to coordinate Federal juvenile delinquency programs and other Federal programs relating to missing and exploiting children. The Council examines how the separate programs can be coordinated among Federal, state and local governments to better serve at-risk children and juveniles and makes recommendations to the President and Congress.