Our Mission
To improve the effectiveness of policies and systems addressing the prevention and control of crime and delinquency.

Our  Values

  • The public must be an informed and an active participant in developing crime prevention and reduction.
  • Prevention programs reduce the social and human costs associated with crime.
  • Everyone is entitled to equal access to and equal treatment by the human services and justice systems.
  • Policy development requires a holistic approach in order to avoid unintended consequences.
  • Honesty and integrity are the basis of all Council activities.

Strategic Approach

  • Shape public policy through data-driven advocacy.
  • Inform the public.
  • Educate service providers, policymakers, and justice professionals.
  • Develop and test model programs and strategies.

Investment in researched and replicated prevention and treatment programs.

  • Funding for culturally competent programs.
  • Reinstatement of funding for after-school programs.
  • Increased funding for in-home treatment through Child Care Fund.
  • State funding for juvenile and adult reentry programs.

Establishment of fair and equitable justice policies that utilize the principles of Balanced and Restorative Justice (BARJ). 

  • Service providers, judges, etc., understand BARJ. Sentencing practices include appropriate BARJ principles.
  • The public will begin to demand that BARJ be implemented.
  • Offenders and delinquents will receive appropriate sanctions.
  • Sentencing policy will be based on data and will be restorative in application.
  • The public will be knowledgeable about restorative sentencing.

Equip communities to use their social, political, and economic resources to provide for the health, well-being, and safety of all community members.

  • Adult community corrections programs will be expanded.
  • Communities will have the continuum of services necessary for positive youth development.

 The establishment of services under-served population.

  • All children of incarcerated parents will receive specialized services.
  • Reduction in teen pregnancies, dropout rates, criminal activity, and foster care costs for this population.