CJC STAFF AND OPERATIONS
The Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners provides funding to staff the CJC along with County Trust Funds collected through criminal court cases and grants.
The CJC is now respected as the forum for review of any policy, procedure, program, grant, legislation, or issue that impacts the criminal justice system in the County. Initially the CJC obtained a comprehensive study of the entire criminal justice system in the County. This 1990 study resulted in almost 100 recommendations for improving the cost effectiveness and efficiency of the system. The CJC then created eight (8) task forces, including the Criminal Justice Information System, Corrections, Drug/Alcohol Abuse Prevention, Crime Prevention, Court System, Human Services, Juvenile Justice/Education, and Law Enforcement to assess the recommendations and develop implementation plans. Over the years this committee structure has evolved into its present form.
The CJC has operated through this committee process and invites professionals, citizens, and interested parties from a wide range of disciplines to participate. Over 200 people volunteer their time and talents as shown in this report. The staff shown above, facilitate the various committees and projects, as well as, do the minutes, agendas, research, and behind-the-scenes consensus building.