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Criminal Justice Planning    

Strategy BoardProviding program evaluations, policy analysis, and performance tracking, Criminal Justice Planning (CJP) is an integral part of strategic planning efforts in Mecklenburg County. CJP's products contribute to increased efficiency and effectiveness within the criminal justice system by supporting objective, evidence-based decision making. 

CJP is also tasked with researching, developing, piloting, and implementing new projects and programs aligned with the Criminal Justice Services mission of reducing criminal justice involvement and strengthening the well-being of the community.

Strategic Initiatives

Driver's License Clinic:  The County, in conjunction with the Mecklenburg County Public Defender and the Charlotte School of Law, is piloting a clinic that would help indigent residents with revoked driver's licenses restore their driving privileges. The clinic will target assisting those whose period of suspension has expired, but who need help with reinstating their license. Initially, the clinic is accepting only a small number of clients, referred through the Offices of the District Attorney and the Public Defender. Notice will be posted once the clinic is able to accept referrals from other sources.

Justice System Dashboards: The dashboards are web-based tools designed to provide citizens, in approximate real time, an interactive, high-level overview of criminal justice system activity.

Data Warehouse: The data warehouse will retrieve information from the record management systems of the Arrest Processing Center, the Mecklenburg County Jail, and the Mecklenburg County Courts to provide comprehensive data on the criminal justice system.

Home, Street, Neighborhood, and Community Campaign: The Mecklenburg County Criminal Justice Advisory Group (CJAG) has launched a new campaign fostering various initiatives at the Home, Street, Neighborhood, and Community levels. These initiatives will focus on reducing drivers of justice involvement among Mecklenburg County residents. CJP staff are coordinating each of these campaigns:

Campaign Focus
Staff Coordinator
​Home
​Katy Fitzgerald
​Street​Dr. Melissa Neal
​Neighborhood​Michael Griswold
​Community​Hope Marshall

Performance Monitoring and Evaluation

Criminal Justice Planning is assisting all CJS programs in developing performance monitoring systems for internal use. This effort is to ensure supportive work environments for CJS staff, as well as, effective programming for Mecklenburg County residents.

CJP has facilitated training for five county employees to become certified in administering the Correctional Program Checklist assessment tool (CPC). This validated, standardized tool provides scores on how closely programs that serve justice-involved populations are meeting known principles of effective intervention. Feedback and recommendations are also included in the final assessment product. Please contact us for more information on obtaining a CPC assessment for your organization.

Highlighted Research and Reports

For a complete listing of the research and reports completed by Criminal Justice Planning, please visit Research and Reports.

Internships

CJP partners with local colleges and universities to host student interns each academic year. Click here for more information about our internship program.

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    Office Location:

    Criminal Justice Services 600 E. Fourth St. Charlotte, NC 28202

    Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

    Contact

    Criminal Justice Services