Through the NNCJCC, JMI has developed several resources to help guide and inform CJCCs. Below you will find descriptions and links to those resources as well as some pertinent resources that were developed by other partners.
Fostering and Sustaining Criminal Justice System Reform: The Potential of Criminal Justice Coordinating Councils (CJCC)
To achieve real, meaningful, and sustained reform in the justice system, strong, coordinated leadership is needed which increasingly counties are exploring the possibilities of CJCCs to meet this need. CJCCs offer an opportunity for real and meaningful criminal justice system reform and this report explores are that can occur. Read more . . .
Improving Criminal Justice System Planning and Operations: Challenges For Local Governments and Criminal Justice Coordinating Councils
This paper draws on the work of Robert Cushman and discussions with leaders from the NNCJCC to outline key challenges that local governments and their CJCCs face. Read more . . .
As part of NNCJCC, JMI worked with several of its members to create a mini-guide series. Click on the titles to read more.
- Integrated Data. This article features interviews with three CJCC leaders on the creation, maintenance, and importance of integrated data systems. This article includes the perspectives of Johnson County, Kansas; the District of Columbia; and Pinellas County, Florida.
- Geographic Information System (GIS) Mapping. This article focuses on the work that Multnomah County’s Local Public Safety Coordinating Council in Portland, Oregon has done with GIS mapping and how mapping tools may be useful for other jurisdictions.
- Managing a CJCC in a Small Jurisdiction. This article features interviews with two coordinators from CJCCs of small jurisdictions, Brian McKenrick of Clinton County, Iowa and Toby Olvera of Coconino County, Arizona. The coordinators highlight the importance of having a CJCC as well as some of the struggles they have faced and useful solutions they have implemented.
- Measuring Performance of CJCCs. This article discusses the importance of and various ways of measuring CJCC performance.
- Risk Needs Assessment. This article includes an interview with Tiana Glenna of Eau Claire, County, Wisconsin who provides valuable information about Eau Claire, County’s use of a risk and needs assessment tool.
- Violation of Probation Court. This article focuses on Sacramento, California’s creation and current success with a Violation of Probation Court. This form of differentiated case management has relieved Sacramento of the pressure created by the number of violation of probation cases.
Sample CJCC Staff Job Descriptions
A number of the members of our National Network of Criminal Justice Coordinating Councils have shared their job descriptions as examples of a coordinator or director position. To read these sample job descriptions, click here.
Cushman, R. (2002). Guidelines for Developing a Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee. Washington, DC: National Institute of Corrections.
Jones, M. (2012). Guidelines for Staffing a Local Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee. Washington , DC: National Institute of Corrections.
Jones, M. (2013). Keeping Your Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee Going Strong. Washington, DC: National Institute of Corrections.
Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office. (2013). Criminal Justice Coordinating Council Staffing Survey Summary.