Community Justice Collaborating Council (CJCC)
The Community Justice Collaborating Council develops and coordinates the planning and implementation of initiatives and activities related to the criminal justice system. The Council exists to promote the safety of the citizens of St. Croix County and provide direction, leadership, and vision for an improved criminal justice system.
The mission of the Community Justice Collaborating Council (CJCC) is to enhance public safety in St. Croix County through community collaboration by ensuring offender accountability, providing rehabilitative programming, and supporting the rights and needs of victims. In addition, the CJCC is committed to providing the coordinated leadership necessary to establish and foster innovative, research-based corrections programs for adult and juvenile offenders, and improve efficiencies and outcomes in the criminal/juvenile justice system. Finally, the CJCC is committed to promoting and enhancing communication between all elements of the criminal/juvenile justice system.
19 Voting Members
- Presiding Judge for St. Croix County
- County Administrator
- County Board Chair
- Chief of Police Association Representative
- District Attorney
- Clerk of Circuit Court
- Local State Public Defender Supervisor
- Division of Community Corrections Supervisor for St. Croix County
- Department of Health and Human Services Director
- Member of Public Protection and Judiciary Committee
- Bar Association Representative
- Corporation Counsel
- Chair of Health and Human Services Board
- Representative from Faith Based Community
- Representative from Municipal Courts
- Representative from Medical Community
- Two citizen members
23 Advisory Members
- Circuit Court Judges
- Victim Witness Supervisor
- Treatment Court Coordinator(s)
- Restorative Services Executive Director
- Medical Examiner
- Jail Captain
- Diversion Program Coordinator
- Circuit Court Commissioner
- CJCC Coordinator
- Turning Point Executive Director
- Patrol Lieutenant
- Children Services Administrator
- AODA Supervisor
- Child Support Administrator
- Children Services Supervisor
- Family and Children Services Supervisor
- Jail Inmate Education and Program Coordinator
- Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin - River Falls
- County Veterans Service Officer
- Behavioral Health Administrator
- COMPAS Assessor/Treatment Court Case Worker
All St. Croix County circuit court judges are members and, except for the Presiding Judge, are non-voting.
- CJCC members may designate another person from that department/agency to represent them, with full authority, and vote at CJCC meetings.
- Any CJCC member, excluding the two citizen members, wishing to appoint a designee, is to identify the designee to the Chair of the CJCC in writing prior to the meeting. No more than three consecutive meetings shall be allowed for a member’s designee to attend CJCC meetings.
- Citizen members shall be elected to serve two-year terms commencing at the first meeting of 2014, with citizen member elections continuing at the first meeting in even-numbered years thereafter.
- Initially, one citizen member will serve for a full two-year term and one citizen member will serve a one-year term. Consecutive terms shall alternate every two years.
- Any citizen member may resign by submitting notice of resignation to the CJCC Chair. In the event of a vacancy of a citizen member, the CJCC may elect a new citizen member to serve the remaining term. In the event of a vacancy of a CJCC member, excluding citizen members, the out-going CJCC member of his or her organization may designate a representative from his or her organization to act until such time as the position is filled.