CJCC Strategic Priority Areas
2012 Goals and Priority Area Overview
The goals of the District of Columbia's Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) are:
- Improve data-driven service by increasing effective interagency collaboration and planning. Priority areas include:
- Partnership for Success (P4S)
- Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative (JDAI)
- Compliance Monitoring
- In-Custody Treatment Programs
- Improve criminal justice system operations requiring interagency collaboration and information sharing. Priority areas include:
- Justice Information System Enhancements
- Central Booking
- Papering Reform
- Substance Abuse Treatment & Mental Health Services Integration (SATMHSIT)
- Continuity of Operations
These goals were instrumental in CJCC's 2011 accomplishments which included:
- Homicides decreased from 132 in 2010 to 108 in 2011, an 18 percent decline and the lowest in 50 years.
- The Case Initiation Project was launched in September 2011. The Project, a collaborative effort of eight federal local and judicial criminal justice agencies, automated through electronic exchange the management of adult criminal information from arrest through prosecutorial action to case filing. Previously, paper based, this process allows for greater efficiency and accuracy.
- The Citywide Truancy Taskforce was reconvened to develop a comprehensive plan to reduce truancy. The Taskforce implemented a case management program at Anacostia and Ballou high schools and the Byer Truancy Intervention Program at Kramer and Johnson middle schools; conducted Safe Passages walkthroughs; and developed a multi-pronged truancy prevention media campaign.
- The District's 2011 Safe Surrender Program provided an opportunity for persons with non-violent felony or misdemeanor warrants to surrender voluntarily at the DC Superior Court. 673 individuals surrendered during the course of the program which occurred three consecutive Saturdays in August.