Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee

The Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee (CJCC) serves as an advisory body to the policy makers, judiciary, and stakeholder groups of the criminal justice system in Jefferson County. The Committee monitors the existing criminal justice system to examine potential opportunities for improvements to the System, prioritizes projects, conducts research, analyzes options, makes recommendations, and assists with implementation. This interagency collaboration seeks to identify innovative and evidence-based solutions to address deficiencies in the system and promote fairness and justice.

The CJCC membership operates under the following values:

  • Treating victims and defendants as individuals
  • Promoting fairness and justice for those involved in the criminal justice system
  • Judicial discretion and accountability
  • Using and allocating resources responsibly
  • Reducing recidivism
  • Preventing crime
  • System accountability and integrity
  • Using a collaborative process
  • Data-guided and informed decision making
  • Examining alternatives to traditional system responses where appropriate
  • Effectively communicating among agencies