The primary purpose of the Criminal Justice Advisory Board is to achieve consensus on methods to create efficiencies and improve the effectiveness regarding the administration of criminal justice in Adams County. Based on this goal, the CJAB has established the following procedures:
- Bring together key decision makers on a bi-monthly basis to openly discuss issues that affect the justice system.
- Identify problems and issues, and proactively address those issues through planning and coordination.
- Review programming and policies, avoid duplicate spending of criminal justice agencies, improve programming, and initiate innovative programs and policies through working group processes.
- Facilitate the administration of justice and the provision of services and programs through the Criminal Justice Advisory Board Office.
A Judge of the Court of Common Pleas serves as Chair of the CJAB and a County Commissioner serves as Vice-Chair. There is a CJAB Coordinator who serves as an ex-officio member of the CJAB. Other members are selected based on their position in the criminal justice system, county government and dedication to the criminal justice system from within the local community. Our current CJAB structured membership is as follows: