The Criminal Justice Planner provides administrative and research support to the Thomas Jefferson Area Community Criminal Justice Board (CCJB) and the Charlottesville/Albemarle Evidence-Based Decision-Making Policy Team.
Thomas Jefferson Area Community Criminal Justice Board (CCJB):
The Board’s mission is to enable participating localities to work together to develop community-based pretrial court services and post conviction alternatives to incarceration for misdemeanants and certain nonviolent felons. The participating localities include Charlottesville, Albemarle, Fluvanna, Goochland, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Orange and Nelson County. The Planner convenes the Board quarterly to discuss trends in crime and incarceration, and to consider proven alternatives to incarceration that enhance long-term public safety goals
Charlottesville/Albemarle EBDM Policy Team:
Charlottesville and Albemarle County, beginning in 2010, were selected by the National Institute of Corrections as one of seven national pilot sites for the implementation of an evidence-based decision-making framework to coordinate the work of all criminal justice agencies. Membership on the Policy Team includes city and county leaders in law enforcement, prosecution, public defense, pretrial and probation supervision, victim/witness services, the courts, the jail, the chief magistrate, and behavioral health providers. The Planner convenes the EBDM Policy Team on a monthly basis, provides the Policy Team with analysis of local criminal justice data, and coordinates the work of a number of project teams.