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Community Input Needed: Apply for the Justice Resource Advisory Council

The purpose of the Justice Resource Advisory Council (JRAC) is to serve as an advisory body to the policy makers, judiciary, and stakeholder groups of the criminal justice system in Buncombe County. The JRAC examines potential improvements to the system, sets priorities, makes recommendations, and guides with their implementation. The JRAC utilizes evidence-based methods to identify goals and priorities, develops solutions, and measures results to ensure policies and programs are cost effective, efficient and produce maximum outcomes for the community.

JRAC members agree to participate on the JRAC with the purpose of improving cross-system collaboration and designing collective strategies to address justice and mental health needs. Members will actively participate in planning, provide relevant data (if applicable), evaluate the facts and explore alternatives to incarceration while prioritizing public safety. Members will participate in system mapping and data analysis to understand current services and justice-involved populations. Members will engage in discussions on procedures for sharing information between agencies as allowed by statute and not in conflict with the legal or ethical obligations of any member. 

JRAC meets the first Friday of every other month (February, April, June, August, October, and December) from 12:30-2 p.m.

To apply, click here. Applications are due by Friday, May 29.