The criminal justice system has an interdependent structure with critical functions performed by public agencies at all levels of government and private entities. The effectiveness of the criminal justice system is significantly improved when there is planning, analysis, and coordination among these stakeholders at the local, regional and state levels. Criminal Justice Coordinating Councils or similar organizations are appropriate entities to achieve this purpose. Recognizing the value of such an undertaking, governmental and nongovernmental justice system stakeholders should support and participate in the efforts of Criminal Justice Coordinating Councils.
- ADOPTED: April 25, 2012