The mission of the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) is to serve as the District of Columbia’s forum for District and federal members to identify cross-cutting, local criminal and juvenile justice system issues and achieve coordinated solutions for the criminal and juvenile justice systems. CJCC also facilitates and supports member-identified priorities, strategies, and initiatives that will improve public safety and the related criminal and juvenile justice services for District of Columbia residents, visitors, victims, and justice-involved individuals.
Summary of Services
CJCC provides a forum for effective collaboration and problem solving among the District’s criminal and juvenile justice system agencies including, but not limited to, combating violent crime, juvenile justice, substance abuse and mental health, and reentry. CJCC operates and maintains the Justice Information System (JUSTIS) to enable local and federal criminal justice agencies in the District to share information efficiently and in a timely manner. CJCC also conducts research and analysis to inform agencies about the level of activity at each stage of the District’s criminal justice system, monitor and evaluate the impact of collaborative solutions, and identify promising practices in criminal and juvenile justice.