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Boards & Committees

Several boards, advisory committees and sub-committees provide governance and guidance for the Department of Criminal Justice Services. Below is a list of those boards and information pertaining to their membership and functions.

Criminal Justice Services Board

The 29-member Criminal Justice Services Board is the Department's policy board. It has representation from all aspects of the criminal justice system on both state and local levels of government, as well as representatives of the private security industry, the public-at-large and the General Assembly.

The Board is the approving authority for the regulations the Department promulgates in accord with the Administrative Process Act and approves most of the grants the Department awards to localities, state agencies and private non-profit organizations.

  • Board Members

  • By-Laws of the Criminal Justice Services Board

  • Meeting Minutes

  • Meeting Dates

  • Member Resources

  • Committees and Sub-Committees

    • Executive Committee
    • Forfeited Asset Sharing Subcommittee
      • Resolves asset sharing disputes and makes recommendations to the CJSB on use of asset forfeiture funds retained by DCJS. Meets once a year.
      • Committee Members

    • Grants Committee
      • Hears applicants' appeals of other grant review subcommittees' "no funding" recommendations and reports to the CJSB. Meets as needed.
      • Committee Members
      • Meetings

    • Law Enforcement Subcommittee
      • Reviews and makes recommendations on any law enforcement-related grant applications, including those in the Justice Assistance Grant Program and Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program, as well as School Resource Officer grant applications; also considers and makes recommendations on localities' applications to become Certified Crime Prevention Communities.
      • Committee Members

    • Nominations & Appointments Subcommittee
      • Screens nominees to advisory groups and committees that are appointed by the CJSB and makes recommendations to the CJSB. Meets as needed.
      • Committee Members
      • Meetings
        • June 12, 2014 10:30am - 4th Floor West Conference Room, General Assembly Building,
          201 North 9th Street
          Richmond, Virginia 23219
        • December 11, 2014 10:30am - 4th Floor West Conference Room, General Assembly Building,
          201 North 9th Street
          Richmond, Virginia 23219
        • May 7, 2015 10:00am - 4th Floor West Conference Room, General Assembly Building,
          201 North 9th Street
          Richmond, Virginia 23219

Committee on Training

Policy-making body responsible to the Board for "effecting" those provisions of the Virginia Code related to training standards.

Private Security Services Advisory Board

Advises the CJSB on matters related to the regulation of private security businesses. Thirteen members, appointed by the Board, must represent specified parts of the industry (e.g. armored carriers).

Advisory Committee to the Court Appointed Special Advocate/Children's Justice Act Programs

Advises the Board on CASA/CJA matters.

  • 2015 Meeting Dates
    • July 31, 2015
      • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Richmond Police Training Academy
        1202 W Graham Road
        Richmond, VA
        23220
  • Virginia Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice

    Advises the Board, the Executive Branch and localities on matters related to the prevention/treatment of juvenile delinquency and the administration of the juvenile justice system; reviews grant applications for Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act and Juvenile Accountability Block Grant funds, as well as other juvenile justice-related grant applications, and makes recommendations on them to the Board.

    • Board Members

    • Meeting Minutes

    • 2015 Meeting Dates
      • March 18, 2015
        • 12:00 AM - 2:00 PM
        • Henrico County Public Safety Training Center, 7701 East Parham Road, Henrico, VA 23294
      • May 19, 2015 - Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice DMC Subcommittee Meeting
        • 10:30 AM
        • 4301 East Parham Road, Henrico, VA 23228
      • June 3, 2015
        • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
        • Virginia Dept. of Fire Programs
          1005 Technology Park Drive
          Glen Allen, VA
          23059-4500
      • September 16, 2015
        • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
        • Virginia Dept. of Fire Programs
          1005 Technology Park Drive
          Glen Allen, VA
          23059-4500
      • December 9, 2015
        • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
        • Virginia Dept. of Fire Programs
          1005 Technology Park Drive
          Glen Allen, VA
          23059-4500

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