Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC)

Mayor Brandon Scott reestablished Baltimore City’s Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) in August 2021. CJCCs are a partnership of senior decision-makers and elected officials who convene on a regular basis to improve the effective administration of justice and coordinate systemic responses to criminal justice issues. The inclusion of stakeholders from city, state, and federal criminal justice agencies allows the CJCC to function as the primary forum for facilitating communication and coordination around policies, programs, and operations. CJCCs break down silos and foster a systems perspective among criminal justice agencies from different branches and levels of government.

The purpose of a CJCC is to identify cross-cutting criminal and juvenile justice issues, promote systemwide accountability to implement coordinated solutions, and facilitate cooperation that will improve public safety and delivery of justice-related services. While each CJCC is structured slightly differently, most maintain a core group of executive-level representatives from criminal justice agencies as full CJCC members. Subcommittees or workgroups invite relevant stakeholders from other governmental entities, service providers, community-based organizations, and residents to participate. The CJCC meets on the second Thursday of February, April, June, August, October, and December beginning at noon. The CJCC will provide an annual report to the public no later than July 31 of each year.

CJCC Membership

  • Baltimore City Mayor, Chair
  • Baltimore City State’s Attorney
  • Baltimore City Sheriff
  • Baltimore Police Commissioner
  • Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, Secretary
  • Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, Parole and Probation, Director
  • Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services, Director
  • Maryland Department of Juvenile Services, Secretary
  • Maryland Office of the Public Defender, Baltimore City, Director
  • United States Attorney for the District of Maryland

More information is available in the CJCC Operating Plan 2021-2023

Public Safety Accountability Dashboard 

We are calling for the public to offer feedback on Baltimore’s first-ever Public Safety Accountability Dashboard. MONSE will host four virtual focus groups of up to 25 people to review and offer feedback on the dashboard before it is made accessible to the public. 

The dashboard congregates data that integrates traditional criminal justice data and public input to help keep agencies accountable for executing agreed-upon strategies while identifying best practices for measuring effectiveness. MONSE has worked closely with members of Mayor Scott’s Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, Baltimore’s Chief Data Officer, the Mayor’s Office of Performance of Innovation, and other agencies to build the dashboard from the ground up, pulling together metrics, data, and experiences in a single portal that is publicly accessible to Baltimoreans for the first time.

Those interested in reviewing and providing feedback on the dashboard are encouraged to register for one of the following four sessions:

  • January 4, 2023 from 12-1PM
  • January 6, 2023 from 5-6PM
  • January 9, 2023 from 4-5PM
  • January 12, 2023 from 12-1PM

Learn more about the opportunity and register at

The dashboard is expected to be accessible on Open Baltimore to the public in February 2023. 

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