Committees and Projects




The Criminal Justice Commission currently provides staff support to a number of criminal justice and public safety committees and projects, as outlined below:


Criminal Justice Commission Board Judge David Bowles, Chair; Scott Furkin, Vice-Chair

The Criminal Justice Commission is responsible for criminal justice and public safety planning, research, and system-wide coordination and collaboration. The 27-member Commission Board is comprised of key local, state, and federal criminal justice and public safety representatives and Metro Government officials as well as local residents representing the community.


            Executive Committee 

Established to develop strategic priorities for Commission and assist with meeting agenda development.  Members consist of Board Co-Chairs and Board Committee Chairs/Co-Chairs. 


            Computerization Projects Committee Carla Kreitman, Chair

Established to monitor development of agency information systems, set system priorities and make recommendations on new systems, and help develop common standards and operational procedures.

Data Warehouse Work Group –  David Nicholson and Julie Lott Hardesty, Co-Chairs

To be convened in the summer of 2017 to provide input and oversight in the development of a data warehouse creating a single point of access to criminal justice data and reports.


Legislative CommitteeScott Furkin, Chair

Formed to assist Commission members in reviewing and making recommendations on  legislative proposals for annual sessions of the Kentucky General Assembly.


            Jail Policy CommitteeDan Goyette and Tom Wine, Co-Chairs

Reconvened in March 2009 as an ongoing forum for jail population management.      


Dual Diagnosis Cross-Functional Team (DDCFT)Kim Allen and Tom Walton, Co-Chairs

Convened in January 2013 by the Mayor to address the impact of individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders on community service providers and to identify opportunities for system improvement.


                Public Safety Protocols Task GroupKaryn Hascal, Chair

Established to develop early diversion and pre-arrest protocols, including a range of options and alternate resources that can be used by community first responders to divert at-risk individuals away from incarceration or the emergency room.


LEAD Pilot Design Team Jamie Allen, Chair

Composed of stakeholders and other justice partners who made the site visit to Seattle in November 2015 and who have been actively engaged in designing a local adaptation of the Seattle Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) model.


HMIS/Technology Task Group Tom Walton, Chair

Established to support the development of the Community Care Management Network (CCMN) Pilot including identification of pilot participants, making necessary modifications to the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), and developing information sharing agreements


Citizens Commission on Police Accountability –  James Burch, Chair

Created by local ordinance to review police investigations in all police shooting cases and incidents involving loss of life due to police action.


Domestic Violence Prevention Coordinating Council (DVPCC)Chief Steve Conrad and Ellie Kerstetter, Co-Chairs

The Council was established by local ordinance and charged with improving interagency cooperation and communication in the area of domestic violence; promoting effective prevention, intervention, and treatment techniques; and improving the system response to domestic violence and abuse. 


InteragencyKathy Paulin and Susan Ely, Co-Chairs

Established to serve as a forum for ongoing information sharing and problem-solving, and to provide assistance with program research and development. 


Fatality ReviewKim Allen and Judge Jerry Bowles, Co-Chairs

Established to identify areas and opportunities for enhancing coordinated agency and community responses to domestic violence.  The Committee utilizes a systems-review approach in conducting multidisciplinary and multi-agency examinations of domestic violence fatalities. 


Family Input Review Task GroupVacant, Chair

Established in November 2013 to develop a mechanism for including family member input into the fatality review process.


Elder Abuse Services Coordinating Committee Paul Troy, Chair

Established to help identify and coordinate the roles and services of local agencies which provide services to elder abuse, neglected and/or exploited victims.  The committee also seeks to promote quality services and protections for elder victims.


Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee (JJAC)Chris Brown and Beth McMahon, Co-Chairs

Established to provide a neutral forum for juvenile justice policy reform and promote collaboration among stakeholders and consensus decision-making. Members include local and state juvenile justice leaders, government officials, and community partners. The JJAC seeks to develop evidence-based and data-driven programs, strategies and recommendations that are consistent with the Kentucky Revised Statutes, core requirements of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDP), core strategies of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative (JDAI), and the reduction of Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) throughout the juvenile justice system.


  Executive Committee  Chris Brown and Beth McMahon, Co-Chairs

Established to develop strategic priorities for JJAC and assist with meeting agenda development.  Members consist of Board Co-Chairs, sitting juvenile court Judge, and juvenile justice stakeholders. 


Data SubcommitteeLibby Mills, Chair

Established to identify data points needed to deepen understanding of the local juvenile justice system; create processes for obtaining needed information; and standardize data collection and analysis practices including the disaggregation of all data by race and ethnicity.  The Data Subcommittee will also work to establish a process for ongoing data collection and data sharing across agencies.


Alternatives to Detention (ATD)/Programming SubcommitteeCarla Kirby, Chair

Established to examine the current use of ATDs and determine the need for new ATDs based on data analysis and evidenced-based practices. This subcommittee will also examine the range of current programming provided to youth involved in the juvenile justice system and identify the need for any additional programming and services. 


  Case Processing SubcommitteeChairs TBD

Established to examine current data related to case processing and evaluate possible solutions to reduce lengths of stay in custody, reduce time in detention for youth who are awaiting placement, and ensure that interventions with court-involved youth are timely and appropriate.


  Civil Citation WorkgroupLibby Mills, Chair

Established to develop an implementation plan for the Civil Citation Pilot Project. This includes the development of an assessment process as well as an evaluation plan for the pilot.


One LOVE Louisville, Substance Abuse Work GroupPatty Gregory and Ken Wright, Co-Chairs

Established to focus on strategies to promote comprehensive and effective substance abuse prevention outcomes for the community and raise public awareness on prevention and treatment programs, including those addressing  youth substance abuse and overdose intervention strategies. 



The Criminal Justice Commission staff also participates on a number of criminal justice, juvenile justice, and technology-related committees and projects, as outlined below:


  • Metro Strategic Planning Liaison Team
  • Metro DoIT Open Data/Online Services Initiative
  • Kentucky Healthy Reentry Coalition
  • Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative Local Coordinator Group
  • Subcommittee for Equity and Justice for all Youth (SEJAY – Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice)
  • Providing Alternatives: Reducing Intense Trauma Effects in Youth (PARITY)          

Assessment Subcommittee

          Training and Coaching Subcommittee

  • Restorative Justice Louisville Program Advisory Committee
  • Metro Public Health & Wellness Office of Addiction Services/Treatment Advisory Group
  • Innovative Metro Project for Addiction Care and Treatment (IMPACT)/Pay for Success Project Team
  • SafeStat (Louisville Safe City) Cross-Functional Team