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Justice Resource Advisory Council

Leveraging best practices to increase system efficiency, promote public safety & community wellness.

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The purpose of the Council is to serve as an advisory body to the policy makers, judiciary, and stakeholder groups of the criminal justice system in Buncombe County.

The Council examines potential improvements to the system, sets priorities, makes recommendations, and guides their implementation.

Justice Resource Advisory Council Members

Buncombe County Government

  • Bureau of Identification
  • Board of Commissioners
  • Manager’s Office
  • Pretrial Services
  • Sheriff’s Office


  • City of Asheville Police Department
  • Local Private Defense Bar Association
  • NC 28th Judicial District Clerk of Court
  • NC 28th Judicial District Community Corrections
  • NC 28th Judicial District Juvenile
  • NC 28th Judicial District Magistrates’ Office
  • NC 28th Judicial District Public Defender’s Office
  • NC 28th Judicial District, Superior and District Court
  • NC 28th Prosecutorial District Attorney’s Office
  • Regional Area Public Managed Care Organization

"The Justice Resource Advisory Council is designed to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the Buncombe County criminal justice system — thereby maximizing public safety and increasing community wellness."

Top Priorities

  • Jail Population Reduction
  • Diverting Individuals with Mental Illness and Substance Abuse into treatment
  • Increasing court efficiency
  • Data Integration
  • Community Engagement
  • Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Re-entry Support

Cross System Collaboration

Locate & Contact

Justice Resource Advisory Council


Tiffany Iheanacho
Justice Resource Coordinator
60 Court Plaza, 15th Floor
Asheville, NC 28801
P. (828) 250-6402

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