Executive Summary

This microsite updates and expands upon NIC's Guidelines for Developing a Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee, originally published in 2002, and includes accomplishments produced by existing CJCCs and other research-based resources developed by project partners over the last 18 years. Guidelines for Developing a CJCC is the updated guide presented here in a Web-based format. It is designed to help local criminal justice stakeholders, including government officials, enhance public safety through improved justice planning, analysis, and collaboration.  It responds to an ongoing need identified by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) to provide resources to localities that want to develop an effective decision-making structure to build collaboration, improve communication, and foster greater understanding among stakeholders about each other’s roles, responsibilities, practices, and policies.

Throughout this microsite, NIC references several of the "Core Activities" developed under the NIC Evidence Based Decision-Making (EBDM) Phase II Planning Process. These activities were implemented to help EBDM sites build and strengthen their EBDM Policy Teams, but they can also be used to help localities develop effective decision-making structures in local their criminal justice systems.

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