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  • CJC Director Herring at SJC Conference in St. Louis, MO

  • CJC Director Herring and Brett Taylor at SJC Conference in St. Louis, MO

  • Palm Beach County at SJC Conference in St. Louis, MO From Left to Right (Cheo Reid, Dawn Davenport-Caveness, Latronda Hayes, Regenia Herring, Margo Smith, Brett Taylor, Katherine Shover, Kevin Jones)

  • Criminal Justice Commission staff, CJC Board member, Marcia Andrews, along with Asst. US Attorney Adam McMichel participate in the Re-Entry Simulation sponsored by the US Attorney’s Office

  • US Attorney, Markenzy Lapointe, addresses the participants at the Re-Entry Simulation held in Riviera Beach, FL

  • Butterfly House, a program under Public Safety’s Justice Services that offers treatment services to victims of sexual assault

  • Mobile Probation Bus on Display – Reentry Summit October 2022

  • SaulPaul, Musician with a Message – Reentry Summit October 2022

  • Reverend Kevin L. Jones, CJC Chairman and Regenia Herring, Executive Director – Reentry Summit October 2022

  • Mobile Probation Bus on Display – Reentry Summit October 2022

  • Jayson Williams, Former NBA All-Star and Owner of Rebound Holistic Care, Guest Speaker - Reentry Summit October 2022

  • Chief Judge Glenn Kelly swears in Matt Pawlowski, CJC Treasurer

  • 2023 CJC Annual Planning Meeting

  • 2023 CJC Annual Planning Meeting

  • 2023 CJC Annual Planning Meeting

  • 2023 CJC Annual Planning Meeting

  • 2023 CJC Annual Planning Meeting

  • 2023 CJC Annual Planning Meeting

  • 2023 CJC Annual Planning Meeting

  • 2023 CJC Annual Planning Meeting

  • 2023 CJC Annual Planning Meeting

  • 2023 CJC Annual Planning Meeting

  • 2023 CJC Annual Planning Meeting

  • 2023 CJC Annual Planning Meeting

  • 2023 CJC Annual Planning Meeting

  • The Criminal Justice Commission, in partnership with PBSO and Palm Beach State College, held two Trauma-Informed Training sessions (Train-the-Trainer) for Criminal Justice Professionals (Law Enforcement, Courts, Corrections), County Departments (Community

  • Citizen's Criminal Justice Academy - Law Enforcement Training Officer from PBSC

  • The Palm Beach County/Criminal Justice Commission second Policing Forum in Delray Beach

  • Community Conversations Panel Consists of Tanzanerria Allen, School Police, Anne Marie Brown, LSW, Angela Evans Moore, Regional Superintendent, Gregory Starling, DJJ, Marcia Andrews, School Board member

  • Palm Beach County/Criminal Justice Commission Policing Forum #2, Delray Beach

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35 year achievement report 

CJC Sequential Map Report

15th Judicial Circuit Consolidation Summary of Letters 

READ HERE:  CJC Studies Pre-trial Release Outcomes Report Conducted by Florida State University 

Palm Beach County Earns National Achievement Award

West Palm Beach, FL – Palm Beach County’s Department of Criminal Justice Commission has been recognized with an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents.

Each year, NACo’s Achievement Awards are given in 18 categories that reflect the vast, comprehensive services counties provide. The categories include children and youth, criminal justice and public safety, county administration, information technology, health, civic engagement and more. Launched in 1970, the program is designed to recognize innovation in county government. Each nominated program is judged on its own merits and not against other applications.

“The Achievement Awards demonstrate excellence in county government and the commitment to serve our residents every day,” said NACo President Denise Winfrey. “This year’s winners represent some of the most innovative and collaborative efforts we have seen in over 50 years of presenting these awards.”

NIC Announces the Release of Two Publications Highlighting Standards for Criminal Justice Coordinating Councils

The National Institute of Corrections, in collaboration with the Justice Management Institute and the National Network of Criminal Justice Coordinating Councils, is pleased to announce the release of two publications highlighting standards for criminal justice coordinating councils (CJCCs): National Standards for Criminal Justice Coordinating Councils andCJCC Essential Elements: A Companion to the National Standards for Criminal Justice Coordinating Councils​. The CJCC standards are a comprehensive framework for the formation and ongoing management of CJCCs. These councils are established bodies of key criminal justice, government, and community stakeholders that convene regularly to identify systemic challenges and work collaboratively to improve the local criminal justice system.

CJCCs have existed for several decades and are widely considered a best practice because they heighten public safety; yet, they vary considerably from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. The CJCC standards represent the accumulation of practical knowledge on CJCCs, and they outline practices and protocols deemed highly effective in operating a high-functioning council.​

CCJC Essential Elements is a companion to National Standards for Criminal Justice Coordinating Councils. The essential elements of CJCCs consist of ten key attributes associated with high-performing CJCCs. The ten essential elements are: 1) systemic focus, 2) participation, 3) leadership, 4) consensus building, 5) organized meetings, 6) committees and workgroups, 7) strategic planning, 8) data and research, 9) community engagement, and 10) director and staff. Each essential element is described in the publication, and a set of key factors is presented. The key factors are items that indicate the presence of an essential element, and they are drawn from the guiding principles of CJCCs and the national standards.

Please click this link https://info.nicic.gov/cjcc to visit the new CJCC microsite and learn more about CJCC standards and CJCC Essential Elements​.


mobile probation unit

​Palm Beach County, through the Criminal Justice Commission, has been selected to receive a $875,000 grant by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to sustain its progress toward safely reducing Palm Beach County's jail population and addressing racial inequities in collaboration with community members.​

​​​​​​AWARE & CARE Palm Beach County (PBC) is a community wide awareness campaign created collaboratively through the PBC Criminal Justice Commission's School Safety Initiative and a Department of Justice funded, PBC School & Community Violence Prevention Project, initiatives which began in 2018 as part of a larger community wide effort to prevent school & community violence through improved collaboration and awareness.


video icon ​PBSO/Palm Beach State College Shooting Threat Press Conference video  (Credit to PBSO)​

October 17, 2022 - Regenia Herring, Executive Director highlighted the importance of the PBC Aware and Care site http://awareandcarepbc.com/ at a press conference with Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office and Palm Beach State College in Lake Worth, Florida regarding a shooting threat on one of the campuses.​

CJC Executive Director Regenia Herring recognizes outgoing CJC Chairman Mr. Joseph Ianno, Jr.

On behalf of the Criminal Justice Commission and Staff, we would like to thank Mr. Ianno for his valuable service to the CJC.  Mr. Ianno remains a private sector member of the CJC, and Reverend Kevin L. Jones is the new Chairman for 2022.

 Kerner Richman with award​​​​


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The Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission hosted a Virtual Community Forum on Policing on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. The CJC is proud to present it to the Public.

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