The Adams County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC), serves as the designated independent advisory body within Adams County to address systemic criminal justice issues informed by evidence-based practices and guided by outcome-driven decision-making. Our mission is to provide an ongoing forum for leaders from justice agencies, local government offices, and community partners to discuss and prioritize public safety and criminal justice reform in the most evidence based, effective and equitable way possible.
The CJCC was established by the Adams County Board of Commissioners October 31, 2011, and later clarified its establishment and role by resolution on August 19, 2014. This 20-member council’s current priorities are broken down into four committees with the focus on juvenile justice, behavioral health in criminal justice, alternative sanctions to jail and prison, and information sharing among jurisdictions.
- Jan. 2021 CJCC Newsletter
- Nov. 2020 CJCC Newsletter
- Feb. 1, 2017: Adams County Joins MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge to Create More Effective Justice System
- 2014 CJCC Annual Report