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Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council was established by the Board of County Commissioners of Douglas County on March 9, 2016.
 
Purpose:

The purpose of the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council is to provide a working forum to support communications and collaborative coordination between and among key criminal justice system officials, advisory bodies, agencies, departments and community leaders to promote public health, public safety and an effective, fair and efficient criminal justice system in our community.

Read the CJCC bylaws for more information.

 
Criminal Justice Coordinator, Robert Bieniecki:

Robert Bieniecki retired as a Captain from the Johnson County Kansas Sheriff's Office in April 2015, following 20 years of service. Prior to his service with Johnson County, Robert served for 10 years on active duty with the United States Navy. He subsequently served an additional 12 years with the Naval Reserve and retired with 22 total years of service in 2004. Robert holds a Bachelor's Degree in General Studies with a concentration in law enforcement from Fort Hays State University. He attended the FBI National Academy in 2012 and earned a Graduate Certificate with a focus on leadership. Robert currently lives in Tonganoxie, Kansas with his wife Deborah.

 
Members:
  • Mike Gaughan- Douglas County Commissioner

  • Judge Peggy Kittel- Chief Judge of the Seventh District

  • Ken McGovern- Douglas County Sheriff

  • Charles Branson- District Attorney

  • Leslie Soden- Lawrence City Commissioner, appointed by Mayor

  • Shaye L. Downing- Criminal Defense Attorney from the Douglas County Bar, appointed by the Douglas County Commission

  • Tarik Khatib- Lawrence Police Chief

  • Scott Miller- Lawrence Municipal Judge

  • Pam Weigand- Director of Douglas County Youth Services

  • David Johnson- Executive Director of Bert Nash

  • Lori Alvarado- Executive Director of DCCCA

  • Susan Hadl- Community Representative, appointed by County Commissioner Flory

  • Edith Guffey- Community Representative, appointed by County Commissioner Gaughan

  • Bob Tryanski- Community Representative, appointed by County Commissioner Thellman

  • Charles Epp- Distinguished Professor, University of Kansas School of Public Affairs

Ex Officio Members:
  • Craig Weinaug- Douglas County Administrator

  • Tom Markus- Lawrence City Manager

  • Mike Brouwer- Director of Douglas County Reentry

  • Michelle Roberts- Representative from Court Services, appointed by Chief Judge

 
Contact:
Robert Bieniecki, Criminal Justice Coordinator
785-330-2891