Members of the board and of local government have an interest in ensuring that crime prevention and punishment options are designed, implemented, and operated in a coordinated, efficient, and effective manner to accomplish the established objectives.

Participation on the board is vital to the success of addressing crime and criminal behavior in the community. Board members and the local governments are accountable to the community for ensuring public safety.

The CCJB gives exposure to other alternatives, such as Drug Court, demonstrates that we are better positioned to serve the public, shows how well elements work and how they call all work better together, expands familiarity with other criminal justice agencies, shows how different agencies channel together for one goal, provides a better understanding as why information is necessary, establishes better links with other elements of the system, and teaches what new ideas are really about.