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.

The Criminal Justice Services Board (CJSB) meets quarterly. For more information about the Board and their meeting schedule, contact Laureen Hyman at 804.786.8718.

Ms. Adrianne Bennett
(ex-officio)
Virginia Parole Board
Ms. Mary Biggs
(Rep. VA Assoc. of Counties)
Member
Montgomery County Board of Supervisors
Appointed: Jul 2017
Term Expires: Jun 2021
Mr. Andy Block
(ex-officio)
Department of Juvenile Justice
Mr. John A. Boneta John A. Boneta & Associates Appointed: Jul 2014
Term Expires: Jun 2018
Chief Craig Branch
(Rep VA Assoc. of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators)
Chief of Police
Germanna Community College Police Department
Appointed: Jul 2017
Term Expires: Jun 2021
Ms. Angie Carrera
(Rep Private Citizen)
Appointed: Jul 2017
Term Expires: Jun 2021
Chief James Cervera Chief of Police
Virginia Beach Police Department
(Rep. Police fraternal organizations)
Appointed: Jul 2017
Term Expires: Jun 2021
Chief Tonya D. Chapman
(Chair, Rep local judicial/law enforcement interests)
Chief of Police
City of Portsmouth Police Department
Appointed: Jul 2017
Term Expires: Jun 2018
Sheriff Vanessa Crawford Petersburg City Sheriff's Office
(Rep. Virginia Sheriffs' Association)
Appointed: Jul 2014
Term Expires: Jun 2021
Hon. Sarah Deneke
(ex-officio)
Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Court
(Representative for Chief Justice Cynthia D. Kinser, Virginia Supreme Court)
Ms. Carolyn Dull Mayor
City of Staunton
(Rep. Virginia Municipal League)
Appointed: Jul 2017
Term Expires: Jun 2018
Col. W. Steven Flaherty
(ex-officio)
Department of State Police
Ms. Francine Horne
(Rep. crime victims' rights interests)
Appointed: Jul 2017
Term Expires: Jun 2021
Mr. David J. Johnson
(ex-officio)
Mr. Edward M. Macon
(ex-officio)
Assistant Executive Secretary
Supreme Court of Virginia
(Proxy for The Honorable Karl R. Hade, Executive Secretary, Supreme Court of Virginia)
Hon. Mary B. Malveaux Virginia Court of Appeals
(At-large Member: Represents the Judiciary)
Appointed: Sep 2013
Term Expires: Jun 2021
Hon. Bryan L. Porter
(Member)
Commonwealth Attorney
City of Alexandria
(Rep. VA Association of Commonwealth's Attorneys)
Appointed: Jul 2017
Term Expires: Jun 2021
Sheriff Anthony W. Roper Sheriff
Clarke County Sheriff's Office
(Rep. Virginia Sheriffs' Association)
Appointed: Jul 2017
Term Expires: Jun 2021
Col. Bobby D. Russell Western Virginia Regional Jail
(Rep. Va. Assoc. of Regional Jail Superintendents)
Appointed: Jul 2010
Term Expires: Jun 2018
Ms. N. H. Cookie Scott
(ex-officio)
Department of Corrections
(Proxy for Harold W. Clarke, Director, Department of Corrections as of 8/06)
Mr. Robert D. Soles Personal Protection Specialist Business Representative
The Osen-Hunter Group
Appointed: Jul 2015
Term Expires: Jun 2019
Ms. Diane Abato
(ex-officio)
Senior Assistant Attorney General/Chief
Correctional Litigation Section Office of the Attorney General
(Proxy for The Honorable Mark Herring, Attorney General of Virginia)
Chief James E. Williams City of Staunton Police Department
(Rep Va. Assoc. of Chiefs of Police)
Appointed: Sep 2013
Term Expires: Jun 2021
Chief Kelvin Wright Chesapeake Police Department
(Rep. VA Assoc. of Chiefs of Police)
Appointed: Jul 2014
Term Expires: Jun 2018
Stephanie Wright MSW Together We Bake
(Rep. gang prevention/youth violence issues)
Appointed: Jul 2014
Term Expires: Jun 2018
Non-Voting Members
Hon. Charles W. Carrico Sr.
(ex-officio)
Senate of Virginia
(Senate Committee on Finance seat)
Hon. Mark J. Peake
(ex-officio)
Senate of Virginia
(Senate Committee for Courts of Justice Seat)
Hon. Jackson H. Miller
(ex-officio)
Virginia House of Delegates
(House Committee for Courts of Justice Seat)
Hon. Christopher K. Peace
(ex-officio)
Virginia House of Delegates
(House Committee on Appropriations seat)