Colonial Community Criminal Justice Board - CCCJB
To enhance and promote the safety and well being of our citizens through effective, efficient administration of criminal and juvenile justice services.
Values of the CCCJB include:
- collaboration of criminal and juvenile justice services in our community;
- open dialogue among CCCJB members and our community; and
- reduction of service duplication.
In 1994, the Virginia General Assembly passed legislation resulting in the creation of local Community Criminal Justice Boards mandated by the Code of Virginia Section § 9.1-178. All localities in Virginia that have a Community-Based Corrections Program are required to have a Community Criminal Justice Board. This decision to create local Community Criminal Justice Boards was derived from the Comprehensive Community Corrections Act and the Pretrial Services Act, which placed decision-making responsibilities about local criminal justice policy with local entities. Community Criminal Justice Boards are comprised of key criminal justice and community stakeholders and are mandated to prepare a Criminal Justice Plan following the requirements issued by the Department of Criminal Justice Services.
Our Board, the Colonial Community Criminal Justice Board (CCCJB), was established in 1995 as a result of the General Assembly’s mandate. The CCCJB follows the mandates provided by the Code of Virginia along with the Joint Exercise Of Powers Agreement entered into by all localities. The CCCJB serves the following localities: the City of Poquoson, the City of Williamsburg, Charles City County, James City County, New Kent County, and York County. Representatives from each of these localities occupy the mandated positions on the CCCJB and are joined by other vital stakeholders.
Laws Affecting CCJBs
Below are some of the sections of the Code of Virginia that relate to CCJBs: