Criminal Justice Services Board

The 32 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.

Sheriff C. O. Balderson Sheriff
Westmoreland Co. Sheriff’s Office
(Rep. Virginia Sheriffs' Association)
Appointed: Jan 2022
Term Expires: Jun 2025
Ms. Mary Biggs Member
Montgomery County Board of Supervisors
(Rep. VA Assoc. of Counties)
Appointed: Jul 2017
Term Expires: Jun 2025
Chief Craig Branch
(Chairman)
Chief of Police
Germanna Community College Police Department
(Rep VA Assoc. of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators)
Appointed: Jul 2017
Term Expires: Jun 2025
Ms. Angie Carrera Citizen Representative
(Rep. Private Citizen)
Appointed: Jul 2017
Term Expires: Jun 2025
Sheriff Michael Chapman Sheriff
Loudoun County Sheriff's Office
(Rep. Virginia Sheriffs' Association)
Appointed: Jul 2021
Term Expires: Jun 2025
Ebony Clark
(Rep of Social Justice Organization)
Executive Director
Virginia Anti-Violence Project
Appointed: Jan 2022
Term Expires: Jun 2025
Chief Maggie DeBoard Town of Herndon Police Department
(Rep Va. Assoc. of Chiefs of Police)
Appointed: Jul 2021
Term Expires: Jun 2025
Hon. Sarah Deneke
(ex-officio)
Caroline Circuit Court
(Representative for Chief Justice S. Bernard Goodwyn, Virginia Supreme Court)
Chadwick Dotson
(ex-officio)
Chairman
Virginia Parole Board
Bennie Evans Jr.
(Rep Police fraternal organizations)
Officer
Alexandria Police Department
Appointed: Jul 2020
Term Expires: Jun 2025
Ms. Amy Floriano
(ex-officio)
Director
Department of Juvenile Justice
Ms. Lisa Hernandez
(ex-officio)
Corrections Administration Manager
Department of Corrections
(Proxy for Harold W. Clarke, Director, Department of Corrections as of 03/2021)
Sheriff Brian Hieatt
(At Large Member)
Tazewell County Appointed: Jul 2022
Term Expires: Jun 2026
Mr. Michael HuYoung Attorney
Barnes & Diehl Attorneys at Law
Appointed: Oct 2018
Term Expires: Jun 2022
Ms. Maria Jankowski
(ex-officio)
Executive Director
Virginia Indigent Defense Commission
Mr. Jagdish K. Katyal Jr. JAGKUMAR, LLC
(Rep. Private Security)
Appointed: Jul 2019
Term Expires: Jun 2023
Chief Jeffrey Katz Chief of Police
Chesterfield Police Department
(Rep. VA Assoc. of Chiefs of Police)
Appointed: Jul 2022
Term Expires: Jun 2026
Hon. Joseph Lindsey Norfolk General District Court
(At-large Member: Represents the Judiciary)
Appointed: Jul 2021
Term Expires: Jun 2025
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)
Ms. Renee Maxey
(Rep. community interest)
Appointed: Jul 2022
Term Expires: Jun 2026
Sesha Joi Moon Ph.D.
(Rep Community Interest of Minorities)
Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, U. S. House of Representatives, Executive Director, The JXN Project Appointed: Dec 2021
Term Expires: Jun 2025
Abbey Philips MSW
(At-Large Member, rep. crime victims' interests)
Appointed: Jan 2022
Term Expires: Jun 2025
Hon. Bryan L. Porter
(Vice-Chair)
Commonwealth Attorney
City of Alexandria
(Rep. VA Association of Commonwealth's Attorneys)
Appointed: Jul 2017
Term Expires: Jun 2025
Col. Gary Settle
(ex-officio)
Superintendent
Department of State Police
Col. William C. Smith Superintendent
Western Tidewater Regional Jail
(Rep. Va. Assoc. of Regional Jail Superintendents)
Appointed: Jul 2018
Term Expires: Jun 2026
Ms. Ashley Waddell LCSW Social Worker

(Re: Mental Health Services Provider)
Appointed: Jan 2022
Term Expires: Jun 2025
Hon. Anthony Williams City Attorney
City of Petersburg
(Rep. Virginia Municipal League)
Appointed: Jul 2022
Term Expires: Jun 2026
Ms. Nicole Wittmann
(ex-officio)
Deputy Attorney General
Office of the Attorney General
(Proxy for The Honorable Jason S. Miyares, Attorney General of Virginia)
Non-Voting Members
Hon. Jennifer L. McClellan
(ex-officio)
Senate of Virginia
(Senate Committee on Finance seat)
Hon. Joseph D. Morrisey
(ex-officio)
Senate of Virginia
(Senate Judiciary Committee Seat)
Hon. Wren M. Williams
(ex-officio)
Member
Virginia House of Delegates
(House Committee for Courts of Justice Seat)
Hon. Scott A. Wyatt
(ex-officio)
Member
Virginia House of Delegates
(House Committee on Appropriations seat)