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Criminal Justice Coordinating Committees

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Criminal Justice Coordinating Committees (CJCCs) are the forum through which elected and appointed executive-level policymakers in local jurisdictions, and sometimes states, convene to collaboratively address issues facing the justice system and its constituent agencies. These committees, also called 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, such as jail crowding, resource reductions, case processing inefficiencies, sub-par outcomes, and challenging client populations, such as those with mental illness or substance abuse. 

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) created this web page to provide up-to-date resources to CJCC members, the criminal justice planners who work for CJCCs, and for other system stakeholders who are interested in establishing or improving their CJCC and system-level problem-solving and management capabilities. Please check out the multitude of information and various links on this page!


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