Developing a Criminal Justice Coordinating Council to Advance Social Justice

To ensure the fair administration of criminal and juvenile justice, the City of St. Louis and the 22nd Judicial Circuit are working to improve communication, collaboration, and planning. To this end, FUSE executive fellow Debbie Allen is helping to operationalize and institutionalize a Criminal Justice Coordinating Council and a Justice and Public Health Information Sharing ecosystem. The council and its committees will include elected and appointed officials, along with senior level stakeholders from criminal and juvenile justice agencies, government administration, and key cross-sector organizations, such as public health, human services, transportation, and housing. The council also will strive to improve criminal and juvenile systems operations through effective data collection, sharing, and analysis.