The purpose of the Behavioral Health Subcommittee is to address behavioral health issues that impact the criminal justice system. This is done by researching evidence-based practices and developing collaborations to address behavioral health issues in the community. Key behavioral health issues have been identified as: domestic violence, homelessness and serial inebriation, mental health, and substance abuse.
The purpose of the Juvenile Justice Subcommittee is to study and recommend to the Council on issues specific to juveniles in the juvenile justice system, i.e., family/child services, detention alternatives, education liaison, prevention, peer interactions, juvenile system accountability, quality and improved outcomes.
The purpose of the Indigenous Initiatives Subcommittee is to explore issues specific to Indigenous Peoples within the justice system.