Justice & Public Safety Steering Committee

All matters pertaining to criminal justice and public safety systems, including ​criminal justice planning, law enforcement, courts, corrections, homeland security, community crime prevention, juvenile justice and delinquency prevention, emergency management, fire prevention and control, and civil disturbances.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Policy Briefs

  • Policy Brief

    Reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program

    ACTION NEEDED: As the current authorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) expires on September 30, 2017 please urge your members of Congress support legislation that will keep the program accessible and affordable for all county residents.

Latest Resources

  • Legislative Presentation | Mar. 14, 2018

    In order to educate federal policymakers on issues around Medicaid and justice-involved individuals, NACo recently released a new report titled, "Medicaid Coverage and County Jails: Understanding Challenges and Opportunities for Improving Health Outcomes for Justice-Involved Individuals."

  • Reports & Toolkits | Mar. 12, 2018

    Through 750 behavioral health authorities and community providers, county governments plan and operate community-based services for persons with mental illnesses and substance use conditions.

  • Video | Oct. 26, 2017

    This session will explore: 1) the pharmaceutical practices under question in these lawsuits, 2) the impact of these practices on local governments, and 3) how litigation against the pharmaceutical industry can help to curb the opioid epidemic.

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Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee


Mark Luttrell
County Mayor
Shelby County, Tennessee


Vice Chair

Alisha Bell
Wayne County, Michigan


Katie Cashion
Guilford County, North Carolina


Sally Heyman
Miami-Dade County, Florida


Brenda Howerton
Durham County, North Carolina


Leticia Perez
Kern County, California


Subcommittee Chair

George Dunlap (Juvenile)
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina


David Hudson (Courts & Corrections)
County Judge
Sebastian County, Arkansas


William Truex (Homeland Security)
Charlotte County, Florida


Glen Webb (Law Enforcement)
Pitt County, North Carolina


Featured Experts

  • Associate Legislative Director – Justice & Public Safety  
    (202) 942-4213