Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee
Saciido Shaie, a 2012 MCTC graduate and community advocate, was appointed by Governor Mark Dayton to serve on the Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee (JJAC) for Minneapolis.
As a committee member, she will work with the team to advise the Governor and the Legislature about issues, trends and practices related to the State’s juvenile justice system, develop a resource allocation strategic three-year plan to meet the developing needs of youth, and ensure the state’s compliance with the federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA).
JJAC Chair Richard Gardell encouraged Shaie to apply for membership on the committee after noting her leadership and involvement with the Ummah Project, an organization she founded that aims to build a community and recreation center for Muslim youth.
For Shaie, serving on the committee means the opportunity to contribute her unique perspectives to the team and draw from her array of community involvement experiences, as well as the chance to play a part in making important decisions that affect Minnesota juveniles.
“It is a privilege to serve in this way, but I have a huge responsibility waiting for me,” says Shaie. “Making decisions on behalf of others will not be an easy task, but it is an essential responsibility. I’m looking forward to it.”
View the State of Minnesota press release listing names of all recent appointments by Governor Dayton
Shaie has also recently been appointed by the Minneapolis City Council to serve on the Neighborhood Community Engagement Commission (NCEC). She says she is looking forward to contributing to the policies of the NCEC by bringing viewpoints that reflect the aspirations of a large segment of her surrounding community.