In response to a justice system study by the National Institute of Corrections, the Winona County Board of Commissioners established the Winona County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council in 2007. The CJCC is inclusive of all stakeholders in the Winona County criminal justice system, including policy-making representatives from the State, County, City, Private Bar and Community and has employed a collaborative approach in identifying and addressing justice-related issues to accomplish its vision. The CJCC Council meets monthly to review, discuss and approve the work of its five committees: Courts Committee; Community Outreach and Diversity Committee; Jail and Jail Alternatives Committee; Juvenile Justice Committee and Crime Prevention Committee. The committees, through established workgroups, are charged with distinctive tasks to achieve goals supporting the overall mission.
CJCC's Vision: The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council brings together the participating agencies in the criminal justice system with representatives of local governments and the public. The Council seeks to assure for Winona County a criminal justice system that is fair and just, that provides for the public's safety, offers real opportunities for individuals to change the direction of their lives through rehabilitation and makes the best use of the public's funds.
CJCC's Mission: To accomplish its vision, the Council will work systematically and cooperatively to review the elements of the criminal justice system and take an innovative approach to developing and evaluating proposals for change.
The CJCC is the recognized forum in Winona County for justice system review, analysis, policy development and reform. The Council meets monthly, holds annual strategic planning sessions and accomplishes its work through five standing committees and their associated workgroups (open to anyone). Please explore the website to learn more about the Council and its work. If you are interested in serving on one of the committees or workgroups, please contact us via the contact information on this website.
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