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

The purpose of the 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 experts Douglas County, KS, has worked with since 2015

Douglas County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council Strategic Plan 2019-2022

Download the list of members

Download a chart of the CJCC work groups and their members

CJCC Support Staff

Senior Data Analyst Matt Cravens
Matt Cravens
As Senior Data Analyst, Matt Cravens supports the work of the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council. Cravens, who grew up in Lawrence, brings a significant amount of experience to the position. He previously worked as a statistician for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Citizenship and Immigration Services in Washington, D.C. While there, he analyzed and provided reports on immigration data. He collaborated with field officers and leadership and helped develop guidelines and performance measures.
He also has worked as a senior associate in research for the Pew Charitable Trusts’ Public Safety Performance Project, where he conducted analysis on public safety, juvenile placements, adult incarceration and policy reforms. For about three years, he was a visiting assistant professor and postdoctoral research associate at Dartmouth College’s Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences. Cravens has received a bachelor’s degree and doctoral degree in political science.