Created -- Montgomery County Code Section 2-60 (as amended 3/04)
Purpose -- Evaluate the organization and adequacy of law enforcement and the administration of justice in the County; review and comment, at the request of the County Executive or County Council, on programs proposed by law enforcement and criminal justice agencies for: long-term impacts on the criminal justice system; feasibility; and implementation issues; respond to requests from the Executive, Council, and the judicial system for any analysis concerning criminal justice programs; educate the community about law enforcement, crime prevention, reentry of individuals to the community, and other criminal justice issues, promote respect for law, and encourage community involvement in law enforcement and other appropriate components of the criminal justice system; facilitate coordination of the programs and activities of County law enforcement and criminal justice agencies; facilitate coordination of County law enforcement and criminal justice agencies with those of the State and neighboring state and local governments; promote efficient processing of criminal cases at every stage from arrest to completion of trial and correctional programs; and advise the County on how to achieve fair and effective law enforcement, crime prevention, and juvenile justice. The Commission makes reports and recommendations to the Executive and Council as it finds appropriate. The Commission must report to the Council and Executive on request.
Membership -- 32 members total (twenty are ex-officio; see list on page 3). The County Executive appoints, subject to Council confirmation, a member of the MC Council selected by the Council President, a member of the County Legislative Delegation selected jointly by the Chairs of the House and Senate Delegations; 7 members of the public, one of whom must be a member of the Maryland bar who practices law in the County; an employee of the Division of Parole and Probation in the State Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, after giving the Director of the Division an opportunity to make a recommendation; an employee of the State Department of Juvenile Justice, after giving the Secretary of the Department an opportunity to make a recommendation; and a member of the Advisory Board on Victims and their Families, after giving the Board an opportunity to make a recommendation.
Financial Disclosure -- Not required.
Terms -- Appointed members serve three year terms.
Chair and VC -- After considering recommendation of the CJCC, if any, the CE must Designate the Chair and Vice Chair who serve one-year terms.
Meetings -- The Commission must meet at least four times per year.
Staff -- Hon. Mike Subin, 240-777-2773
The County requests the following 12 individuals to serve as ex-officio members of the Commission:
The following 8 individuals are ex-officio members of the Commission: