The members of the CJCC include 20 elected and appointed leaders in criminal justice as well as 4 appointed members from the community.
The purpose of the Washtenaw County Criminal Justice Collaborative Council (CJCC) is to maximize efficiency, effectiveness, fairness, and cooperative efforts of criminal justice agencies by developing plans, programs and positions on concerns which have multi-disciplinary Criminal Justice System application, have a positive impact on crime, are innovative or are intergovernmental in scope.
The main focus of the CJCC has been to develop multi-disciplinary strategies to alleviate jail overcrowding and making recommendations to the Board of Commissioners about how to implement and fund those strategies. Future efforts of the CJCC include a focus on reintegrating inmates into the community in order to reduce recidivism and developing common technology solutions that will enable criminal justice agencies to operate more efficiently and effectively.
While not all issues in public safety and justice come to the CJCC, this body has served as a valuable sounding board for justice-related proposals. The CJCC's mission is to provide a forum for systems discussions while maintaining a level of respect for the various mandates of the elected and appointed offices.