Leadership

The NCJA represents state, tribal and local governments on crime control and crime prevention issues.

Meet the NCJA President and Vice President

Christian Kervick, executive director of the Delaware Criminal Justice Council serves as the 2018-2019 President of the NCJA Board of Directors and will lead the Executive Committee. Michael Schmidt, director of the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission is Vice President.


Christian Kervick, NCJA Vice President

Christian Kervick is the Executive Director of the Delaware Criminal Justice Council,where he has spent nearly 20 years. In this position his duties include the development, implementation and administration of all criminal justice grant funds and programs in the state of Delaware, totaling approximately $30 million in various federal block grant areas. Under the past two administrations, Kervick served as the Deputy Director of the Delaware Criminal Justice Council and implemented tens of millions of dollars of criminal justice programming in the fields of juvenile justice, law enforcement, corrections, victim’s services and re-entry. In 2009, he implemented the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act grant program statewide as well as oversaw the daily operations of the agency. He has authored several publications on youth violence, crime and delinquency, and specialty courts.

Kervick has bachelors degree in political science (St. Francis College) and criminal justice (University of Delaware), and a Masters degree in criminology from St. Josephs University in Philadelphia. Mr. Kervick is also an Adjunct Professor in the Criminal Justice and Social Science Department at Wilmington University.


Mike Schmidt, Executive Director, Oregon Criminal Justice Commission

Michael Schmidt is the Executive Director at Criminal Justice Commission. The company’s purpose is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of state and local criminal justice systems by providing a centralized and impartial forum for statewide policy development and planning.

Mr. Schmidt oversees funding and evaluation for Oregon’s drug courts, developing long-range public safety plans for Oregon, implementing house bill 3194 and developing statistical and data outlines for Oregon and its crime-related legislation. He formerly served as legal counsel for the Oregon Legislature and the deputy district attorney for Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office. In addition, he was he justice reinvestment liason for the Criminal Justice Commission, which led on implementing house bill 3194, the Justice Reinvestment legislation.

Mr. Schmidt received his B.A. in Political Science from Vassar College, and his JD in Environmental Law from Lewis & Clark Law School.