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State Engagement With Local Justice: Criminal Justice Coordinating Councils

August 5, 2020

Criminal justice coordinating councils, or CJCCs, bring together stakeholders to explore and respond to issues in the criminal justice system. They are among the ways legislatures can engage with local governments to produce criminal justice reform.

Many CJCCs use data and structured planning to address issues in the justice system. These councils are intended to be permanent, rather than to address a problem or set of problems within a set time frame. Successful CJCCs need buy-ins from the key members of the justice system and those in positions of authority.

NCSL talked with four officials engaged with their local CJCCs. Click on the links to read more.

  • South Carolina: Interview with Mitch Lucas, assistant sheriff, Charleston County, S.C.
  • Oregon: Interview with Abbey Stamp, executive director, Local Public Safety Coordinating Council, Multnomah County, Ore.
  • Wisconsin: Interview with Tiana Glenna, criminal justice manager, Office of the County Administrator, Eau Claire, Wis.
  • Kansas: Interview with Alexander Holsinger, criminal justice coordinator, Criminal Justice Advisory Council, Johnson County, Kan.
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