2012 - 2013 NCJA Advisory Council Members:
State Agency Representatives
The following is a list of state agency representatives who currently serve on the NCJA Advisory Council. Click here to view the list of regional representatives and ex-officio members.
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On January 28, 2007, Governor Martin O'Malley appointed Kristen Mahoney as the Executive Director of the Governor's Office of Crime Control & Prevention. Ms. Mahoney came to State Government after serving as the Chief of Technical Services for the Baltimore Police Department. Prior to her promotion to Chief, she served as the Baltimore Police Department's Director of Grants and Government Relations.
NCJA advocates for effective criminal justice policy and adequate funding for state, local, and tribal justice assistance programs across the broad range of policy issues, from local law enforcement and violent crime reduction, to corrections, victim services, drug treatment, juvenile justice programs, and more. Recognizing that little gets done in Washington, DC by acting alone, NCJA seeks to build coalitions of stakeholder organizations who share common policy goals and to communicate those goals to federal policy makers in a way most likely to be heard and acted upon.
NCJA recognizes the importance of peer-to-peer learning among NCJA members and with other criminal and juvenile justice practitioners. NCJA provides a forum for SAAs to learn from each other about national and state criminal justice policies and developments, as well as program management and evaluation, evidence based practices, performance measurement, and statewide stakeholder-driven strategic planning. To do this, NCJA:
The Senate is considering the reauthorization of the Justice for All Act. The bill would extend authorization for the Debbie Smith DNA Backlog and Paul Coverdell Grant programs, authorize funding for training and technical assistance for crime labs and law enforcement agencies to better prioritize and test the DNA samples within their possession. The bill also included a provision that would bolster the strategic planning component of the Byrne JAG program.