Community Corrections Advisory Board
Minnesota Statutes, Section 401.08; subdivisions 1 6, required the establishment of the Community Corrections Advisory Board (CCAB).
The CCAB's responsibilities are:
- Actively participate in the formulation of the comprehensive plan for the development, implementation, and operation of community-based correctional programs. Such programs include, but not limited to:
- Preventive or diversionary correctional programs.
- Community corrections centers and facilities for the detention or confinement, care, and treatment of persons convicted of crimes or adjudicated delinquent.
- Make a formal recommendation to the County Board at least annually concerning the comprehensive plan and its implementation during the ensuing year.
The Community Corrections Advisory Board members are appointed by the County Board and consists of no more than 18 members. Membership on this advisory board are:
- Five citizen members (one appointed from each commissioner district).
- Two representatives from law enforcement (one from the Washington County Sheriff's Office and one from city law enforcement).
- Two representatives from community social services (at least one member will represent mental health).
- Two attorneys (one prosecuting attorney and one public defender).
- Three judges from the Washington County Tenth Judicial District.
- One administrator from a school district in Washington County.
- One staff person from Washington County's Department of Community Corrections.
- One victim representative.
- One lay resident representing ethnic minorities.
Procedure for appointment
Resident applicants must complete the required application for appointment to this committee. Submit any background information requested.
For all other categories of membership, interested applicants are solicited by the Department of Community Corrections. The department will provide a recommendation to the Washington County Board of Commissioners. The County Board, at its discretion, may interview any applicant seeking appointment to the Community Corrections Advisory Board.
Members serve for a term of two years from the date of their appointment and are eligible for reappointment. Terms are staggered to provide continuity on the advisory board.
The County Board, at its discretion, may replace a member at any time when (in the opinion of the County Board or County Commissioner appointing the member) it is in the best interest of the county to do so.
The Community Corrections Advisory Board meets six times a year in January, March, May, August, October, and December. Meetings are at the Government Center in Stillwater.
Task force and subcommittees
The Community Corrections Advisory Board may establish additional task forces or subcommittees to study a special issue or conduct special projects. The membership serves only for the time necessary to study and report on such issues or to complete the assigned project.
To provide expertise or resources, additional community representation may be asked to participate in the task force or subcommittee .These additional representatives are considered ad hoc and do not have voting privileges in the task force or subcommittees.
The resident member and the school administrator member are eligible to receive meeting per diem and mileage reimbursement at the rate established by the County Board.
This advisory board operates in accordance with operating procedures established by the county.