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Make a Difference in Your Community, Apply Now for Justice Resource Advisory Council

Are you looking for a great way to get involved with your community and make a difference? Board, committee, and commission members aid the governing process by keeping Buncombe County in touch with the ideas and attitudes of our community. They help provide direction for the allocation of funds, the provision of human services, protection of residents, property, and our natural resources.

Public input is vitally important to the success of our County, and right now Buncombe County has vacancies on a number of boards and commissions. Learn more about vacancies, deadlines to apply, and the application process at buncombecounty.org/transparency.

Featured Board & Commission vacancies

Justice Resource Advisory Council: Leveraging best practices to increase system efficiency, promote public safety & community wellness.

Are you interested in the inner workings of Buncombe County’s criminal justice system? The Justice Resource Advisory Council (JRAC) is seeking one at-large community member.

JRAC is a collaborative initiative and advisory body with leadership from Buncombe County and representatives from the criminal justice and court system focusing on systemic planning and coordination for crucial needs in the criminal justice system. JRAC examines potential improvements to the system, sets priorities, makes recommendations, and guides their implementation. Top priorities are:

  • 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

The JRAC meets the first Friday of February, April, June, August, October, and December at 12:30 p.m. at 200 College Street Ground Floor, unless otherwise announced.  Apply online here.

Current Buncombe County Boards & Commissions vacancies

  • Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee: 1 vacancy, Deadline Jan. 11, 2022

  • Agricultural Advisory Board: 1 vacancy, Until filled

  • Justice Resource Advisory Council: 1 vacancy (community member at-large) Until filled

  • Homeless Initiative:  1 vacancy; Until filled

  • Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC):  1 vacancy (1 person under the age of 21 years or a member of the public representing the interests of families of youth at-risk of justice involvement); 1 vacancy (member of faith community); 1 vacancy (community member at-large); 1 vacancy (representative of Parks & Recreation) Until filled

  • Nursing Home Community Advisory Committee: Ongoing need

  • Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee: Ongoing need

     

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Updated Feb 19, 2022 02:28 PM
Published Jan 06, 2022 12:00 PM


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