Judge James Fleetwood
525 N. Main
Wichita, KS 67203
Sedgwick County is struggling to manage an ever-increasing
demand for jail beds. Among the many reasons for an increase in jail population
are new laws, more stringent sentencing guidelines, mandatory sentences, greater
investment in law enforcement, effective prosecution and forensic science
resources. Many of these changes were wrought by an increase in serious crime,
more public outrage at crimes like DUI and domestic violence, and the crimes and
fear caused by emerging gangs.
The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) was formed in
2004 to find efficiencies in the criminal justice system and develop and
implement alternative programs designed to reduce recidivism, and provide
adequate, well-run facilities.
Read the bylaws of the Criminal Justice
2013 Briefing Book
There are 16 voting members of the CJCC who are members due to
the position they hold. These members serve on the CJCC for as long as they
occupy the position:
The principal mission of the CJCC is to study the Sedgwick
County criminal justice system, identify deficiencies and formulate policy,
plans and programs for change when opportunities present themselves. In
addition, its mission is to communicate and present planning, financial,
operational, managerial, and programmatic recommendations to the agencies
represented on the CJCC.
Meetings take place at 10 a.m. on the fourth Thursday of each
month at 141 W. Elm in Wichita, second floor training room.
Mission: To assure quality public services that provide for the present and future well-being of the citizens of Sedgwick County.
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