NEWS FROM: GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF CRIME CONTROL & PREVENTION
For immediate release:
December 29, 2016

Contact:
Michael Preston michaelw.preston@maryland.gov
410-697-9382

Media Advisory: Maryland Justice Reinvestment Oversight Board Will Hold First Meeting January 4

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Maryland Justice Reinvestment Oversight Board, chaired by Judge Daniel M. Long, will hold its first meeting on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at 2:30 p.m. in the Joint Hearing Room of the Legislative Services Building, 90 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401. The meeting is open to the public.

The 25-member Justice Reinvestment Oversight Board oversees the implementation of Maryland’s comprehensive criminal justice reform law. The Justice Reinvestment Act (SB 1005), signed into law by Governor Larry Hogan last May, established the Justice Reinvestment Oversight Board and charged its members with monitoring progress and compliance with the implementation of the law.

The Oversight Board will be advised by the Local Government Justice Reinvestment Commission and the Justice Reinvestment Advisory Board, both established by the legislation. It will meet quarterly as required by the Act and will collect and analyze data, create performance measures to track effectiveness, and make recommendations for the reinvestment of savings realized under the provisions of the Act.

Members of the public who have questions about the meeting may call Don Hogan, chief of legislation and justice reinvestment at the Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention, at 410-697-9338.

WHAT: First Meeting of the Maryland Justice Reinvestment Oversight Board

WHERE: Joint Hearing Room of the Legislative Services Building, 90 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401

WHEN: Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at 2:30 p.m.

About the Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention
The Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention serves as a coordinating office that advises the governor on criminal justice strategies. The office plans, promotes, and funds efforts with government entities, private organizations, and the community to advance public policy, enhance public safety, reduce crime and juvenile delinquency, and serve victims.