Wednesday, August 23rd

The Jackson County Board voted Monday to approve a resolution formally establishing the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC), which will foster evidence-based and effective programs for adult and juvenile offenders to reduce numbers in the criminal justice system.

This program will be a smaller version of JCC2, which was a similar program.

“What we had prior really encompassed the whole collaborative system in the county so we had people from all different agencies and it was more a social justice model, so we are narrowing it down to focus on the criminal justice system,” said Judy Luttio, who is the adult treatment and H.O.P.E. court coordinator for Jackson County. “The purpose behind doing another resolution is we want to start from scratch once again.