The mission of the CJCC is to assist in making sustainable, data-driven improvements to Charleston County’s criminal justice system (CJS) and thereby improve public safety and community well-being. The CJCC works collaboratively to improve the administration of justice and promotion of public safety through planning, research, education, and system-wide coordination of criminal justice initiatives. Following a first-of-its-kind analysis of the CJCC based on 2014 data, the CJCC prioritized a series of recommendations. The recommendations include:
The CJCC works to advance six strategies based on the above recommendations. A strategy implementation team spearheads each strategy. The teams are comprised of inter-agency and CJCC staff with related expertise and experiences. In addition, the CJCC partners with a host of community representatives from diverse sections of the county that provide input and feedback on the efforts.