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.
Justice & Public Safety Steering Committee
Policy BriefUrge your members of Congress, especially those serving on the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, to support increased funding for Second Chance Act programs in the annual appropriations process.
Policy BriefUrge your members of Congress to support local efforts to reduce the number of individuals with mental health, substance abuse or co-occurring disorders in county jails by providing full funding for the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) in the annual appropriations process. JMHCP was recently reauthorized for FYs 2017-2021 through the 21st Century Cures Act (P.L. 114-255) at $50 million per year, and should be funded at this level annually to maximize the impact of local efforts to address the prevalence of mental illness in the criminal justice system.
Policy BriefACTION NEEDED: Urge your members of Congress, especially those who serve on the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, to provide sustained funding for U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) programs that support county courts, local law enforcement and other justice-related local functions in the annual appropriations process.
Policy BriefThe Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) is the principal federal law through which the federal government sets standards for the care and custody of juveniles.
Policy BriefACTION NEEDED: Urge your Senators to support the Sustainable, Affordable, Fair and Efficient National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (S. 1368) (SAFE NFIP) that will reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for six years and ensure the program is accessible and affordable for all county residents.
Jun. 1, 2018
Stay up to date on the various proposals under consideration.
Reports & Toolkits |
Apr. 5, 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. 23, 2018
Nearly six months after the start of federal fiscal year (FY) 2018, Congressional leaders have reached agreement on a spending package that funds the federal government through the end of the fiscal year on September 30, 2018.
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Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee
Commissioner Wayne County, Michigan
Commissioner Merrimack County, New Hampshire
Commissioner Guilford County, North Carolina
Commissioner Miami-Dade County, Florida
Commissioner Durham County, North Carolina
County Judge Sebastian County, Arkansas
Commissioner Charlotte County, Florida
George Dunlap (Law Enforcement)
Commissioner Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Leticia Perez (Courts and Corrections)
Supervisor Kern County, California
Darry Stacy (Homeland Security)
Commissioner Cleveland County, Oklahoma
Janet Thompson (Juvenile)
Associate Commissioner Boone County, Missouri
Glen Webb (Law Enforcement)
Commissioner Pitt County, North Carolina