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. Tonya D. Chapman
(Chair)

(Rep local judicial/law enforcement interests)
Appointed: Jul 2018
Term Expires: Jun 2022
Ms. Adrianne Bennett
(ex-officio)
Chair
Virginia Parole Board
Ms. Mary Biggs Member
Montgomery County Board of Supervisors
(Rep. VA Assoc. of Counties)
Appointed: Jul 2017
Term Expires: Jun 2021
Chief Craig Branch Chief of Police
Germanna Community College Police Department
(Rep VA Assoc. of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators)
Appointed: Jul 2017
Term Expires: Jun 2021
Ms. Angie Carrera Citizen Representative
(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
Sheriff Vanessa Crawford Petersburg City Sheriff's Office
(Rep. Virginia Sheriffs' Association)
Appointed: Jul 2014
Term Expires: Jun 2021
Hon. Sarah Deneke
(ex-officio)
Caroline Circuit Court
(Representative for Chief Justice Donald Lemons, Virginia Supreme Court)
Hon. Carolyn Dull Mayor
City of Staunton
(Rep. Virginia Municipal League)
Appointed: Jul 2018
Term Expires: Jun 2022
Ms. Francine Horne
(At-Large Member, rep. crime victims' interests)
Appointed: Jul 2017
Term Expires: Jun 2021
Mr. Michael HuYoung Attorney
Barnes & Diehl Attorneys at Law
Appointed: Oct 2018
Term Expires: Jun 2022
Mr. David J. Johnson
(ex-officio)
Executive Director
Virginia Indigent Defense Commission
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
Ms. Victoria Pearson
(ex-officio)
Deputy Attorney General
Office of the Attorney General
(Proxy for The Honorable Mark Herring, Attorney General of Virginia)
Ms. Kristen Peterson
(ex-officio)
Regulatory and Policy Coordinator
Department of Juvenile Justice
Hon. Bryan L. Porter 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. Gary Settle
(ex-officio)
Superintendent
Department of State Police
Ms. Pat Smith
(Rep. community interest)
Appointed: Jul 2018
Term Expires: Jun 2022
Col. William C. Smith Superintendent
Western Tidewater Regional Jail
(Rep. Va. Assoc. of Regional Jail Superintendents)
Appointed: Jul 2018
Term Expires: Jun 2022
Mr. Joseph Walters
(ex-officio)
Deputy Director for Administration
Department of Corrections
(Proxy for Harold W. Clarke, Director, Department of Corrections as of 11/2018)
Chief James E. Williams
(Vice-Chairman)
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 2018
Term Expires: Jun 2022
Jagdish K. Katyal Jr. JAGKUMAR, LLC
(Rep. Private Security)
Appointed: Jul 2019
Term Expires: Jun 2023
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. Todd Gilbert
(ex-officio)
Member
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)