Preserving and Promoting Public Safety through Partnerships
Interagency Collaboration: Different Roles, Common Goals
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 city. 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 the comprehensive management of information through the use of integrated information technology systems and social science research.
What We Do
- Identify, develop and implement best practice or innovative solutions to address District of Columbia public safety challenges;
- Provide a forum for solution based collaboration and problem solving among key criminal justice agencies;
- Research and analyze critical issues identified by the criminal justice system;
- Facilitate and provide long-term performance monitoring of collaborative solutions to public safety and criminal justice challenges.