Meet the NCJA President and Vice President

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Anne Jordan, President

Manager of Criminal Process and Specialty Dockets for the State of Maine Courts

Anne Jordan is the Manager of Criminal Process and Specialty Dockets for the state of Maine Courts. She is responsible for training and oversight of Maine’s 105 independent bail commissioners, serves as the Court’s representative on the State Sex Offender Risk Assessment Advisory Commission, the State Criminal Rules Committee, the Criminal Law Advisory Council and the Chief Justice’s Intergovernmental Pretrial Justice Reform Task Force. She supervises the director of the state of Maine’s specialty courts including the Domestic Violence Review dockets, the Adult Drug Treatment Courts, the Family Drug Treatment Courts, the Co-Occurring Disorders Court and the Veterans Treatment Court. She also oversees research and data driven projects that analyze Maine’s Court practices and provides recommendations to the Chief Justice and the Trial Court Chiefs for more effective and efficient policies and procedures.

 

Jordan previously served as the Commissioner of Public Safety for the state of Maine under former Governor John Baldacci. In that position she served as the State SAA, oversaw the management and day to day operations of ten state agencies (Maine State Police, Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, Capital Police, Maine Emergency Medical Services, Maine Criminal Justice Academy, Bureau of Highway Safety, State Fire Marshal’s Office, Maine Emergency Consolidated Communications Bureau, and the Gambling Control Bureau and the Bureau of Building Codes and Standards), and served as Chair of the Maine Commission on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault and as Co-Chair of the Task Force to investigate bias based policing. Prior to her appointment as Commissioner, Jordan served as a member of the Governor’s Advisory Board on Executive Clemency (the Pardon Board) for over 11 years under three governors.

 

Jordan has been a licensed attorney for over 37 years and has also been previously employed as a prosecuting attorney, a college instructor and as a partner in a major Portland Maine law firm. She is the author of the first in the nation law to include pets in Domestic Violence Protection orders. Since then, 35 other states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico have enacted similar laws.

Andy LeFerve, Vice President

Executive Director, AZ Criminal Justice Commission

 

Andrew T. LeFevre is the Executive Director for the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission (ACJC) since July of 2016. Before being selected as Executive Director, he served as the Public Information Officer and Legislative Liaison for ACJC, where he acted as the primary spokesperson with members of the media regarding ACJC’s programs and criminal justice information. He also represented ACJC and its legislative priorities with Arizona’s elected officials.

Director LeFevre previously served as the Director of Public Relations for the Arizona Department of Education and the State’s elected Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Before relocating to Arizona, Director LeFevre served as Executive Director of the REACH Alliance and REACH Foundation in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania where he oversaw the expansion of the state’s innovative Educational Improvement Tax Credit program from $45 million to $70 million bringing greater educational options to tens of thousands of Pennsylvania students and families.

Director LeFevre started his career in Washington, DC where he worked for a number of criminal justice and education organizations, ultimately serving as the Executive Director for the Association of Private Correctional and Treatment Organizations, a national 501(c)(4) trade organization representing private corrections companies and those companies and organizations that provide services to the prison industry.

Throughout his 25 year career, Director LeFevre has written numerous articles about educational and criminal justice issues, appeared on various local and national radio and television programs, and has represented the interests of law enforcement officers and victims of crime with members of the media and elected officials all across the nation.

Director LeFevre holds a Masters in Business Administration from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.

Director LeFevre serves on several appointed state boards including the Arizona Peace Officers Memorial Board, the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board, the Arizona Department of Homeland Security's Senior Advisory Committee, and the Arizona Substance Abuse Partnership.