Gov. Tony Evers
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Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order #41 Recreating the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

 

By - Aug 23rd, 2019 09:00 am

MADISON – Gov. Tony Evers yesterday signed Executive Order #41 recreating the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council.

“The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council plays a vital role in connecting the dots between crucial decision makers and entities within the criminal justice system,” said Gov. Evers. “This Council will continue to help Wisconsin move toward sound, evidence-based practices that focus our resources on programs that work, while moving away from solely punitive programs that have been shown to do little to rehabilitate offenders or make our communities safer.”

The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council is co-chaired by Attorney General Josh Kaul and Department of Corrections Secretary-designee Kevin Carr. Council membership includes:

• Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes

Department of Workforce Development Secretary-designee Caleb Frostman, or a representative

Department of Children and Families Secretary-designee Emilie Amundson, or a representative

Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm, or a representative

Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority Executive Director Joaquin Altoro, or a representative

• Hon. Randy Koschnick, Director of State Courts

• Hon. James Morrison, Chair of the Committee of Chief Judges, Marinette

• Hon. Maxine White, Chief Judge of the First Judicial District, Milwaukee

Kelli Thompson, State Public Defender• John Chisholm, Milwaukee County District Attorney

David O’Leary, Rock County District Attorney

Dave Mahoney, Dane County Sheriff

Daniel Hardman, Lake Delton Police Chief

Mark Abeles-Allison, Bayfield County Administrator

Jorge Fragoso, Assistant Public Defender, Milwaukee

Tiana Glenna, Eau Claire County Criminal Justice Collaborating Council Coordinator

Jane Graham Jennings, Executive Director of The Women’s Community, Inc., Wausau

Patti Jo Severson, Mental Health Advocate, La Crosse

Vanessa McDowell, CEO of YWCA Madison

Fran Deisinger, Past President of the State Bar of Wisconsin

A copy of Executive Order #41 can be found here.

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