Maintaining a high level of public safety requires planning and management of a criminal justice system. Sarasota County’s Criminal Justice Commission (CJC) continually discusses the planning and development of additional criminal justice facilities and programs that are important public safety assets, evaluates the effectiveness of current criminal justice programs, monitors potential legislation changes and recommends changes that improve the criminal justice system in Sarasota County.  
The commission is comprised of members such as the chief circuit judge, the state attorney and public defender who represent various areas of the judicial system and assure a criminal justice process that is efficient, cost-effective and timely as well as determining the best way to manage assets and reduce crime.
The commission meets monthly and serves as an advisory board to the Sarasota County Commission on criminal justice issues. 

View the Resolution of the Board of County Commissioners for the continuation of the Sarasota County Criminal Justice Commission.


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County Meetings


For Public Review

2017 JAG-D Grant Application for Public Review for Juvenile Assessment Center.


Criminal Justice Commission Membership

CJC Membership Roster.