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Introduction to the National Standards for Criminal Justice Coordinating Councils and Essential Elements of CJCCs [Webinar]

Are you eager to improve your criminal justice system? Criminal Justice Coordinating Councils (CJCCs) are bodies of executive-level decision makers that work collaboratively to enhance public safety. These councils are widely regarded as effective in improving local criminal justice systems. Now, the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) offers two groundbreaking resources to assist jurisdictions in shaping high-performing CJCCs.

During this webinar, participants will be introduced to the national standards for criminal justice coordinating councils. These new standards outline the ideal framework for structuring a CJCC, and the webinar will provide useful information on applying the standards to generate meaningful results.

The webinar will also delve into the Essential Elements of Criminal Justice Coordinating Councils, a companion resource to the national standards. The ten core characteristics of effective CJCCs will be presented to guide jurisdictions in forming a new council or strengthening an existing one. Additionally, two useful tools will be shared that jurisdictions can easily use to bolster their CJCC, making the council more productive and effective.

This webinar promises to be an invaluable opportunity for key stakeholders in the criminal justice system to understand, adopt, and leverage these new resources for the betterment of public safety in their respective jurisdictions. At the conclusion, participants will have the opportunity to learn about free CJCC technical assistance from NIC.

Introduction to the National Standards for Criminal Justice Coordinating Councils and Essential Elements of CJCCs

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Focus areas of this 90-minute interactive webinar include:

  • Gain knowledge about using the new national standards and associated guiding principles to improve local criminal justice systems.
  • Discover ten key attributes associated with high-performing councils and how they translate into effective practices.
  • Learn how to use the CJCC checklist and CJCC assessment tool for setting up new councils or strengthening existing ones.


  • Tom Eberly, Program Director, Justice Management Institute
  • Holly Matthews, Executive Director, Lucas County (OH) Criminal Justice Coordinating Council
  • Kristy Danford, Director (ret.), Charleston County (SC) Criminal Justice Coordinating Council
  • Katie Green, Correctional Program Specialist, U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections (Moderator)