The committee is staffed as necessary by non-voting members who carry out and/or support the work of the committee. The committe have knowledge in serving special populations, and of the system they represent (secondary education, post-secondary education, adult education or the public/private sector).

Leadership Team

The leadership team is composed of the committee co-chairs, project monitors (secondary, post-secondary), consultant and equity analyst. The team develops the meeting agendas, determine the time and location of the meetings. 


The committee may elect co-chairs  from the California Community College, California Department of Education or Private/Public Sector. The co-chairs may serve for a period of two years. Co-chairs bring together the committee leadership team, facilitate committee meetings, appoint sub-committees as needed, contribute to plans for any workshops or conferences, and provide input to the end-of-year report.


The subcommittees are assigned as needed and is composed of members and “supporting members” who are assigned task and are responsible for making recommendations to the advisory committee on specific areas related specail population students, training needs, institutional and/or regional Perkins V needs.

Committee Staff

The committee staff includes the project monitors from the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office (CCCCO) and the California Department of Education (CDE), the fiscal agent's responsible administrator, and individuals contracted to carry out and/or support the work of the committee. The committee staff does not vote on issues before the committee.

Committee Meetings

The Committee meets three to seven times per year.  The meetings are open to the general public. Persons interested in statewide efforts on behalf of special population students are welcome to attend, however, transportation and meal costs for the meetings will not be covered. 

Committee Outreach

Members, staff, and supporting members perform external outreach to market JSPAC, promote equity and access resources, such as the webinars, conference, website, workshops, and create and sustain relationships regionally, and statewide.