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.
Feb. 11, 2019
This week we recap includes the State of the Union address, 5G legislation and efforts by the Department of Health and Human Services's to combat the HIV epidemic. Watch the video and check out the resources below for more information.
Jan. 2, 2019
NACo works to preserve local decision making, to protect counties from unfunded mandates and local preemption and to strengthen the federal-state-local partnership.
Press Release |
Dec. 19, 2018
The National Association of Counties (NACo) today applauded the bipartisan reauthorization of the Second Chance Act. The First Step Act, with the Second Chance Act, was attached to the Save Our Seas Act and includes resources for substance abuse treatment, vocational training, mentoring and other offender reentry and recidivism initiatives through 2023.
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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
County Judge Sebastian County, Arkansas
Commissioner Charlotte County, Florida
George Dunlap (Law Enforcement)
Commissioner Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
David Nicholson (Courts and Corrections )
Circuit Court Clerk Louisville Jefferson County Metro Government, Kentucky
Darry Stacy (Homeland Security)
Commissioner Cleveland County, Oklahoma
Janet Thompson (Juvenile)
Associate Commissioner Boone County, Missouri
Subcommittee Vice Chair
Luis Alvarez (Homeland Security)
Legislator Sullivan County, New York
Michael Daniels (Courts and Corrections)
Justice Policy Coordinator Franklin County, Ohio
Dennis Deer (Courts and Corrections)
Commissioner Cook County, Illinois
Daniel Degear (Homeland Security)
Town Supervisor Madison County, New York
Paul Elliott (Homeland Security)
Justice of the Peace Pulaski County, Arkansas
Scott Fortner (Courts and Corrections)
Commissioner Weakley County, Tennessee
Judson Freed (Homeland Security)
Director, Emergency Management & Homeland Security Ramsey County, Minnesota
Paul Heimel (Courts and Corrections)
Commissioner Potter County, Pennsylvania
Tammy Lee (Law Enforcement)
Commissioner Bertie County, North Carolina
Mary Jo McGuire (Juvenile)
Commissioner Ramsey County, Minnesota
Stephanie Moore (Juvenile)
Commissioner, Chair Kalamazoo County, Michigan
Waymon Mumford (Law Enforcement)
Council Member Florence County, South Carolina
Oz Nesbitt (Law Enforcement)
Chairman Rockdale County, Georgia
Heather Post (Juvenile)
Councilwoman Volusia County, Florida
Greg Puckett (Juvenile)
Commissioner Mercer County, West Virginia
Shelia Stubbs (Law Enforcement)
Supervisor Dane County, Wisconsin
Robert Thomas (Law Enforcement)
Commissioner Franklin County, Pennsylvania
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