Milwaukee Community Justice Council
The Mission of the Milwaukee Community Justice Council (CJC) is to work collaboratively to ensure a fair, efficient, and effective justice system that enhances public safety and quality of life in our community.
Click here for the latest report of participant outcomes and cost-benefits from 2007-2013 through our Treatment Alternatives and Diversion (TAD) program.
"The purpose of the CJC is to function as an independent entity governed by key justice system leaders that is empowered to define broad justice system goals, monitor/analyze justice system performance, facilitate collaboration among justice system performance, provide technical assistance and research, and act as a conduit between the justice system and the larger community without impacting in any way the autonomy or decision-making authority of any criminal justice system agency" - Adopted by the CJC Executive Committee on March 19, 2014.
Evidence Based Decision Making (EBDM)
Milwaukee is one of seven cities accross the United States chosen to participate in the Evidence-Based Decision Making in Local Criminal Justice Systems Initiatives (EBDMI) an opportunity sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections (NIC), and the Office of Justice Programs (OJP). This is a technical assistance award. An update on this initiative is provided at each Council meeting. Milwaukee's commitment to the discipline of EBDM will enable us to hold offenders accountable, reduce the overall crime rate and recidivism, and give tax payers a better return on the dollars they invest in the criminal justice system. Currently, Milwaukee is in phase three of this initiative. Click here to learn more about Evidence-Based Decision Making. Click here for an overview of EBDM in Milwaukee, and our Harm Reduction Goals.
To learn more about Wisconsin's two federal grants, click here
Universal Screening Project (Established a 24-hour Jail Screening Program)
Under the direction of the Community Justice Council Executive Committee, a 24-hour jail screening program was developed by the "Universal Screening Work Group." The Universal Screening work group diligently researched and prepared a comprehensive proposal outlining the potential costs and benefits of a 24-hour jail screening program within the Milwaukee County Jail (County Correctional Facility - Central). The program is designed to determine the risk and needs level of individuals entering the jail. Information obtained in the screening process will be used to identify, as early as possible, those individuals who may be suitable for diversion and/or other alternatives to incarceration.
To view the Jail Screening Proposal, click here