The Criminal Justice Council (CJC):
The Criminal Justice Council conducts research and issues reports on issues related to criminal justice in Delaware.
Annual Public Hearings
The Criminal Justice Council (CJC) holds public hearings to fulfill a requirement of its authorizing legislation. According to State of Delaware Code, Title 11, § 8707, “The Council shall hold public hearings annually in each county for the purpose of carrying out its duties…”
Read the summary of the CJC Public Hearings held in 2015: 2015 Public Hearings Report
Senate Joint Resolution 1:
Senate Joint Resolution 1 was signed by the Governor on June 30, 2015. This Joint Resolution requires every law enforcement agency, law department, hospital, testing facility, and prosecutorial agency to report to the Attorney General’s Office the number of unexamined sexual assault kits and their date of collection. The Criminal Justice Council will then prepare an aggregated report by January 11, 2016. The Resolution then requires the Criminal Justice Council to develop strategies which will improve the response from the medical and criminal justice communities to reports of sexual assault in the State.
Read the initial report: Report of Sexual Assault Kits Pursuant to SJR1
Read the final report: Final Report Senate Joint Resolution 1: Untested Rape Kits
The Justice Reinvestment Oversight Group:
The Justice Reinvestment Oversight Group was created by Executive Order 40 on June 7, 2013 to ensure the effective implementation of SB226, the Justice Reinvestment Act. As required by Executive order, the Justice Reinvestment Oversight Group is to submit an Annual Report
Read the latest report: The Justice Reinvestment Oversight Group 2015 Annual Report
Read the the 2014 report: The Justice Reinvestment Oversight Group 2014 Annual Report
The Wilmington Public Safety Strategies Commission:
The Wilmington Public Safety Strategies Commission, established by House Joint Resolution 2, was established to conduct a rapid, intensive, and comprehensive examination of public safety strategies in the City of Wilmington. The overall purposes of the Commission are:
Read the final report, released March 31, 2015: Final Report to the Wilmington Public Safety Strategies Commission
The Justice Reinvestment Task Force:
The Delaware Justice Reinvestment Task Force, established by an executive order from Governor Jack Markell on July 25, 2011, was charged with conducting a comprehensive examination of the state’s criminal justice system. The Vera Institute of Justice provided technical assistance to the task force to develop a statewide policy framework to reduce spending on incarceration and reinvest in strategies that reduce recidivism and enhance public safety.
To read the final report: DJRTF Final Consensus Report
For more information on the Justice Reinvestment Task Force, please visit the page on the Lieutenant Governor’s website: Justice Reinvestiment Task Force
The Statistical Analysis Center provides the Governor, Legislature, and Criminal Justice Agencies with a capability for objective research analysis, and projections relating to criminal justice issues: Crime, Corrections, Courts, Juvenile Justice, Justice.
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Related Topics: Analyses of shooting statistics, Crime, Delaware Criminal Justice Council, Delaware Justice Reinvestment Task Force Consensus Report, Delaware Senate Joint Resolution 1, Justice Reinvestment Oversight Group Annual Report, Report of Sexual Assault Kits, Reports and Publications