The Justice Advisory Council (JAC), commissioned by the Board of County Commissioners in May 2016, is an appointed body of elected and senior justice system leaders and stakeholders that convenes on a regular basis to coordinate systematic responses to justice system issues in Orange County. The JAC coordinates, informs and enhances the work of the Criminal Justice Resource Office and is aligned with the best practices for the administration of an effective, innovative and equitable criminal justice system.
The JAC’s goals include examining the County’s justice system through collaborative efforts and research, promoting safety, improving the just and efficient treatment of offenders and reducing crime rates, incarceration rates and recidivism. The JAC is advisory in nature and does not have authority over any public or private entity, but does report to the Orange County Board of Commissioners.
The last meeting of Justice Advisory Council meeting was held virtually on August 14, 2020 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am.