As an independent agency, the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) for the District of Columbia is dedicated to continually improving the administration of criminal justice in the District. The mission of the CJCC is to serve as the forum for identifying issues and their solutions, proposing actions, and facilitating cooperation that will improve public safety and the related criminal and juvenile justice services for District of Columbia residents, visitors, victims and offenders. The CJCC draws upon local and federal agencies and individuals to develop recommendations and strategies for accomplishing this mission. The guiding principles are: creative collaboration, community involvement and effective resource utilization. The CJCC is committed to developing targeted funding strategies and comprehensive management of information through the use of integrated information technology systems and social science research.
The CJCC is committed to:
- Facilitating systemic changes across the District's juvenile and criminal justice systems through shared commitment and collaboration.
- Evaluating and promoting continuous improvements within the juvenile and criminal justice agencies in the District of Columbia.
- Increasing communication among juvenile and criminal justice agencies to eliminate duplication and maximize available resources.