Mission Statement: The Criminal Justice Coordination Council exists to improve the safety of the citizens of Lewis and Clark County and ensure the equitable and efficient treatment of defendants, offenders, and victims.
The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) was created in 2012 in response to Resolution 2012-116 of the Lewis and Clark County Commission. The CJCC is an advisory council to the Board of County Commissioners.
The principal mission of the CJCC is to:
The CJCC is committed to the coordinated planning of innovative corrections programs that reflect the County's desire for safety and cost effectiveness. The CJCC will serve as the central planning body for the juvenile and adult criminal justice system, and will make recommendations to the public policy boards on behalf of our justice system.
Lewis and Clark County's CJCC was selected in 2018 to be one of 30 members of The Justice Management Institute's CJCC network, a national network of leading coordinating councils. The National Network of Criminal Justice Coordinating Councils (NNCJCC) is a formal network that brings together leaders of the Network member CJCCs to create a forum for peer-to-peer learning and information sharing aiming to build capacity on a national level.
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Comprised of 15 key justice system officials, membership is governed by each individual's title or role, rather than a formal application process, to provide the leadership and oversight necessary for meaningful systemic change.
Fourth Tuesday on Odd Months
4:15PM - 5:15PM, MST
Law and Justice Center Atrium
406 Fuller Avenue
Please check the agenda to verify date, time, and location as changes may be made to accommodate holidays and other conflicts.
Honorable Mike Menahan
First Judicial Court, CJCC Chair
Justice of the Peace
Municipal Court Judge
Lewis & Clark County Commissioner
City of Helena Chief of PoliceBrett Petty
Lewis & Clark County AttorneyKevin Downs
Lewis & Clark County Sheriff
Chief Youth Probation Officer
Montana Department of Corrections
Sue C. Podruzny
Managing Attorney, Region II Office of the Public Defender
Suzanne Seburn, Vice Chair
City of Helena Commissioner
City of East Helena Chief of Police
Victim Advocate Representative
Citizens' Advisory Council Chair
Lewis & Clark County Public Health Officer