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Guidelines for Developing a Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

A Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) gives elected and appointed executive-level policymakers in local jurisdictions, and sometimes states, the opportunity to meet collaboratively to address issues facing the justice system and its member agencies. These councils or boards typically have staff support from one or more criminal justice planners and often use a data-guided and structured planning process to identify, analyze, and solve or manage system issues. Those issues may include jail crowding, resource reductions, case processing inefficiencies, sub-par outcomes, and challenging client populations, such as individuals with mental illness or substance abuse.

CJCC Resources

Best Practices of Successful CJCC's