Maine Revised Statutes

§1671. Criminal justice planning committees

1. Establishment.  Each county, or each county working jointly with another county or other counties or with the Department of Corrections, may establish a local criminal justice planning committee, referred to in this subchapter as "the committee."
[ 2007, c. 653, Pt. A, §17 (AMD) .]
2. Membership.  Each committee is composed of representatives of various criminal justice stakeholder groups, including, but not limited to:
A. County commissioners; [2007, c. 377, §7 (NEW).]
B. Judges; [2007, c. 377, §7 (NEW).]
C. Prosecutors; [2007, c. 377, §7 (NEW).]
D. Sheriffs; [2007, c. 377, §7 (NEW).]
E. Jail administrators; [2007, c. 377, §7 (NEW).]
F. Adult probation officers; [2007, c. 377, §7 (NEW).]
G. State and municipal law enforcement officers; [2007, c. 377, §7 (NEW).]
H. Defense attorneys; [2007, c. 377, §7 (NEW).]
I. The courts; [2007, c. 377, §7 (NEW).]
J. Victim advocates; and [2007, c. 377, §7 (NEW).]
K. Members of the public. [2007, c. 377, §7 (NEW).]
[ 2007, c. 377, §7 (NEW) .]
3. Duties.  Each committee shall collaborate with each other and coordinate efforts to educate, update and increase the use of evidence-based community corrections practices at the local level. The duties of each committee include:
A. Developing and adopting a mission statement consistent with the purposes of the State Board of Corrections under Title 34-A, section 1801; [2015, c. 329, Pt. A, §18 (AMD).]
B. Regularly assessing county correctional needs and determining what community correctional programs best meet those needs; and [2007, c. 653, Pt. A, §18 (AMD).]
C. [2007, c. 653, Pt. A, §18 (RP).]
D. [2007, c. 653, Pt. A, §18 (RP).]
E. Monitoring and overseeing community corrections investments and programming, tracking outcomes and making necessary recommendations for change to ensure efficient and effective evidence-based community corrections programming. [2007, c. 377, §7 (NEW).]
[ 2015, c. 329, Pt. A, §18 (AMD) .]
4. Reports. 
[ 2007, c. 653, Pt. A, §19 (RP) .]
5. Collaboration. 
[ 2007, c. 653, Pt. A, §20 (RP) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2007, c. 377, §7 (NEW). 2007, c. 653, Pt. A, §§17-20 (AMD). 2015, c. 329, Pt. A, §18 (AMD).