October 28, 2016
October 2016 CJAB Meeting Summary
The Franklin County Criminal Justice Advisory Board met on October 27, 2016 at 12PM in the 3rd Floor Jury Assembly Room at the Franklin County Courthouse.
The October meeting of the Franklin County Criminal Justice Advisory Board (CJAB) was called to order by Chair and President Judge, Carol Van Horn. Judge Van Horn welcomed the group and introduced Bonnie Zehler, Executive Director of the Franklin County Housing Authority and Becky Metrick of the Public Opinion.
Shalom Black, Grants and CJAB Director, gave a presentation on Current and Future Grant funded programs.
The CJAB office reported that the Franklin Together Reentry Coalition is in the process of making recommendations for board structure and bylaws. Two Franklin Together board members attended the PCCD Reentry Forum in September. Karri Hull, PCCD Liaison, stated that Reentry Workshop presentations are available on the PCCD website.
Highlights from CJAB subcommittee work include: Criminal Case Flow Management working with the Department of Drug & Alcohol to explore options for evaluations; and Behavioral Health discussing the current 811 housing program. It was noted that there will be significant cuts to ESG funding which is used by local homeless shelters. The decrease will impact County reentry efforts.
Find the October 2016 meeting minutes here.
The next meeting of the Franklin County Criminal Justice Advisory Board will be held on December 8, 2016 at 12 PM in the 3rd Floor Jury Assembly Room at the Franklin County Courthouse and is open to the public.
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