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About The Criminal Justice Commission


The CJC was created by a Palm Beach County ordinance in 1988. It has 21 public sector members representing local, state, and federal criminal justice and governmental agencies, and 12 private sector business leaders representing the Economic Council of Palm Beach County. It has an established history of building strong partnerships to improve the criminal justice system in the County.

Cultivate and enrich local criminal justice practice, policy, and program development

Serve as a catalyst to bring together criminal justice and related agencies in partnerships

Core Values

  • An efficient, effective, and timely criminal justice system is vital for the health, safety, and welfare of the County's citizens
  • Crime is best addressed through cooperative efforts that involve both public and private sectors
  • Neutral leadership is the best foundation for examining issues in a fair and independent process (not directed by any single criminal justice agency)
  • Decisions made by a consensus of all interested parties is fundamental to unity
  • An open forum for the discussion of issues is imperative for genuine and candid debate
  • Success is more certain when all interested parties have a say in crafting solutions
  • Expertise and experience of local professionals is an invaluable knowledge base to draw upon
  • Successful model programs and national/international trends can benefit local communities
  • Courage to seek bold innovative approaches produces remarkable results
  • Study all aspects of the criminal justice and crime prevention systems within the federal, state, county, municipal and private agencies
  • Provide overall coordination to law enforcement and crime prevention efforts
  • Provide an efficient, cost effective, and timely criminal justice system
  • Effect the reduction of crime on a permanent basis
  • Serve as an advisory board to the Board of County Commissioners on criminal justice issues
  • Permanent Funding Solutions Committee
  • Raise the level of knowledge of the local citizenry about the criminal justice system
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Contact Us


Criminal Justice Commission (CJC)

301 North Olive Avenue,
Suite 1001
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone: (561) 355-4943
Fax: (561) 355-4941

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