The Milwaukee Community Justice Council accomplishes much of it's work through interagency committees. The current committees are listed below. Click on each title for additional information and to learn more about the work being accomplished.
Contact the CJC to be added to committee meeting invitations and notices.
Community Engagement Committee (varies, TBD)
The mission of the Community Engagement Committee is to help facilitate effective communication between the Council and the community at large. This committee is responsible for seeking public input and identifying ideas and concerns that the community has with the criminal justice system. This committee is also responsible for educating the public about initiatives, programs, and services supported by the Council. By engaging the community, this committee plays an essential role in furthering the mission of the Justice Council, which is to work collaboratively to ensure a fair, efficient, and effective justice system that enhances public safety and quality of life in our community.
Co - Chairs:
Data Analysis & Information Committee (meets every 4th Monday, 8:30am, Courthouse Room 609)
Focused on information sharing across multiple agencies and organizations, the Data committee works to gain a comprehensive look into our current system by accessing decision points through data analysis on where the System can look to improve.
Co-Chairs: Mallory O’Brien and Stephanie Garbo
Jail & Huber Utilization Committee (meets every 3rd Monday, 8:00am, Courthouse Room 609)
Jail and Huber committee members are focused on establishing sustainable diversion, alternative and inmate programs as well as developing and implementing a quantifiable reduction in incarceration levels consistent with public safety goals.
Chair: Tom Reed
Juvenile Justice Committee (meets quarterly)
In March 2013, the CJC Executive Committee adopted a motion (by the Milwaukee County District Attorney and seconded by the Chief Judge Kremers, that the JDAI Advisory Committee would represent the Juvenile Justice Standing Committee of the CJC and report to the CJC Executive Committee. If you would like more information regarding JDAI in Milwaukee County, please contact Site Coordinator, Glenn Larson, at 414-257-7789 or at Glenn.Larson@milwaukeecountywi.gov.
Chair: Glenn Larson and Judge Mary Triggiano
Mental Health Committee (meets every 1st Monday, 2pm, Safety Building Room 607)
Created in September 2013, the Mental Health Committee is tasked with improving the justice system’s handling of those with behavioral health issues. Its goal is to prevent unnecessary criminal justice involvement of those with behavioral health issues and to improve the treatment of those who do go through the system. Made up of criminal justice agency representatives, behavioral health professionals, and mental health advocates, the Mental Health Committee uses data driven strategies to identify the group of individuals in our community at greatest risk of cycling between these systems and utilizes interagency collaboration to encourage immediate, ethical, and efficient system responses to those individuals.
Co - Chairs: Michael Lappen, Tom Reed & Kent Lovern
Programs & Interventions Committee (meets every 1st Thursday, 12:15pm, Courthouse Room 609)
Adding to our EBDM (Evidence Based Decision Making) efforts, this committees work is data driven and requires collaborative efforts to share information among various agencies. The EBDM initiative also will require efforts to engage the public in dialogue about why an evidence-based approach is better and more cost-effective for our system.
Co - Chairs: Stephanie Garbo