Criminal Justice Advisory Board

MISSION STATEMENT Our mission is to create a forum of leaders that collaboratively addresses the immediate and future needs of the county by researching, planning, and recommending solutions that will integrate and prioritize the best approaches to criminal justice policies and program planning.

Program Description 

The Franklin County Criminal Justice Advisory Board (CJAB), in adherence to CJAB bylaws, meets at 12:00 PM on the last Thursday of February, April, June, August and October, and on the second Thursday of December.  CJAB meetings are held at the Franklin County Courthouse, 157 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg, PA in the 3rd Floor Jury Assembly Room. Meetings are open to the public and summaries are posted.

 

Strategic Plan

2016-2019 CJAB Strategic Plan

 

Regulation and Oversight

Overseen by the Franklin County Commissioners and the Franklin County Judges, the CJAB is chaired by President Judge Carol Van Horn and co-chaired by Commissioner Chair David Keller. Members of the CJAB include, among others, County Commissioners, County Judges, County Administrator, Human Services Administrator, Children, Youth and Families Administrator, District Attorney, the Public Defender, a Magisterial District Judge representative, Police representative, Sheriff, Warden, Adult Probation Chief, Victim’s Rights Advocates, and community representatives.

The CJAB has many subcommittees and workgroups that dedicate their time to the development and enhancement of projects to improve the delivery of criminal justice in Franklin County (see Chart of CJAB Committees).

 

Recent Accomplishments

  • New Hope Reentry Housing Program
  • Reentry Strategic Planning Coalition
  • Juvenile Justice System Enhancement Strategies Data Collection Project
  • Youth Summer Employment Program
  • DUI Victim Impact Panel
  • Chambersburg Communities That Care
  • SAMHSA Trauma Informed Training and Planning
  • Formation of Victims Impact Committee
  • Formation of Forensic Initiatives Committee
  • New Children's Advocacy Center
  • Medical Assistance Expansion
  • Jail Population Study
  • Jail MA Navigators
  • New Victim Witness Office
  • Day Reporting Center
  • Franklin County Mental Health Jail Diversion Program
  • Drug & Alcohol Probation Partnership
  • Early Accountability Initiative
  • Case Flow Data Collection
  • DA/PD Vertical Case Management
  • Reestablishment of Executive Committee
  • Unified Case Management System
  • Jury Management System
  • CJAB Procedures Manual
  • Justice Management Institute's Business Process Review

 

Recent CJAB Grant Awards 

  • Intermediate Punishment/Drug & Alcohol Probation Partnership
  • Children's Advocacy Center
  • Jail Opioid Treatment
  • Reentry Planning
  • STOP Violence Against Women
  • SAMHSA Trauma Informed Training

 

CJAB Grant Opportunities

PA Center of Excellence  - Funding opportunities for criminal justice programs, regularly updated by the PA Mental Health & Justice Center of Excellence.

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14 North Main Street
Chambersburg, PA 17201
Ph: (717) 267- 4371
Fax: (717) 267-3438
cjab@franklincountypa.gov

 

Office Hours:
M - F, 8:30am - 4:30pm
Closed on weekends and all county observed holidays.