Santa Cruz CJC

Welcome to the Criminal Justice Council (CJC)
of Santa Cruz County

The Criminal Justice Council of Santa Cruz County (CJC) was created over thirty years ago in an effort to provide a more effective criminal justice system for the citizens of Santa Cruz County. The CJC works to: 

  • increase coordination and cooperation between criminal justice partners – government, non-profit, educational and others
  • to reduce youth involvement in gangs
  • to create a forum for discussion of and recommendations for programs and plans for solutions to criminal issues
  • provide long-range planning for the criminal justice system – with a focus on addressing countywide gang prevention and intervention
  • provide timeline information on criminal justice matters and act as an advisory body to public entities in Santa Cruz County

View the 2023 Criminal Justice Report, approved on December 14, 2023