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.
- Click here for the Jan. 2021 CJCC Newsletter
- Click here for the 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
The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) of Adams County is looking for you!
The CJCC is an independent advisory board made up of elected officials, representatives from the jail, probation, parole, community corrections, behavioral health, the courts and the community. The goal of the CJCC is to improve systems, strengthen neighborhoods, and elevate people pursuing opportunity and prosperity.
The CJCC is looking to fill a position(s) of community member. This position will provide a voice for the community and residents of Adams County about pressing criminal justice initiatives.* If you are passionate about affecting change for our community and have a desire to work at a systems level, we invite you to connect with us! We strongly encourage people of color to respond as we understand the over-representation of people of color in our justice system.
If this sounds appealing, send us a short letter of intent and we will be in touch to schedule a virtual meeting. This opportunity is available until filled, so act now! Be a part of something BIG!
- What work have you done or been involved with in the community?
- What will you bring to the CJCC?
- Why are you interested in working with the CJCC?
- Include a letter(s) of recommendation from communities groups, advocates or other agencies you have been involved with related to the field of justice efforts.
*We encourage Adams County residents to apply!