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 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 to support legislation that will reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and ensure the program is accessible and affordable for all county residents.
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 BriefACTION NEEDED:
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.
Mar. 5, 2019
During the 2019 NACo Legislative Conference, county leaders hosted a Capitol Hill briefing on the role of counties in providing health services in jails.
Without alternatives to jails and emergency rooms, law enforcement and other first responders have few options for diverting people who are experiencing a behavioral health crisis.
The National Association of Counties (NACo) and the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) today announced the formation of a joint task force to reduce jail inmate recidivism through continuity of health care services.
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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
Commissioner Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Commissioner Potter County, Pennsylvania
Commissioner Cleveland County, Oklahoma
Associate Commissioner Boone County, Missouri
Subcommittee Vice Chair
Legislator Sullivan County, New York
Director, Justice Policy & Programs Franklin County, Ohio
Commissioner Cook County, Illinois
Town Supervisor Madison County, New York
Justice of the Peace Pulaski County, Arkansas
Commissioner Weakley County, Tennessee
Director, Emergency Management & Homeland Security Ramsey County, Minnesota
Commissioner Bertie County, North Carolina
Mary Jo McGuire
Commissioner Ramsey County, Minnesota
Commissioner, Chair Kalamazoo County, Michigan
Council Member Florence County, South Carolina
Chairman Rockdale County, Georgia
Councilwoman Volusia County, Florida
Commissioner Mercer County, West Virginia
Supervisor Dane County, Wisconsin
Commissioner Franklin County, Pennsylvania
Sheriff Suffolk County, New York