Local criminal justice advisory councils
(1)The presiding judge of each judicial district shall establish a local criminal justice advisory council, unless one already exists, in each county in the judicial district. Membership of the council shall include, but is not limited to, representatives of the following:
(a)The presiding judge;
(b)The district attorney;
(c)The local correctional administrator;
(d)Public defense service providers;
(e)The county bar association;
(f)Local law enforcement; and
(g)State law enforcement.
(2)In addition to the persons listed in subsection (1) of this section, the judge may invite the participation of any other persons involved in the criminal justice system whose participation would be of benefit.
(3)The local criminal justice advisory council shall meet regularly to consider and address methods of coordinating court, public defense and related services and resources in the most efficient and cost-effective manner that complies with the constitutional and statutory mandates and responsibilities of all participants.
(4)To assist the council in these efforts, council participants shall provide the council with proposed budget information and caseload and workload projections. [1993 c.481 §1; 2001 c.962 §100]
Law Review Citations
53 OLR 436 (1974)