Members & Organizational Structure

History of York CJAB and its Role

As early as 1997, York County recognized the need for a formal County-wide group to prioritize, coordinate, and manage new justice initiatives. In 2002, the York County Criminal Justice Advisory Board formed to meet this need. Since then, the CJAB has pursued a wide variety of projects, programs, and other initiatives. For more information on CJAB-sponsored activities please visit our Projects page.

CJAB members

Membership on the CJAB covers a broad range of community interests in the County’s criminal justice system. The CJAB is required, through its by-laws, to include the following representation:

  • Chief Public Defender
  • Mayor of York City
  • Clerk of Courts
  • President Judge, Court of Common Pleas
  • County Commissioner
  • Police Chiefs representative
  • Court Administrator
  •  Sheriff
  • Director of Probation Services 
  • State Board of Probation & Parole Representative
  • District Attorney
  • State Police Representative
  • Human Services Executive Director     
  • Victims Organization Representative
  • Information Services Executive Director         
  • Warden
  • Judge, Court of Common Pleas
  • York County Planning Commission Executive Director
  • Juvenile Probation Services Representative  
  • Youth Development Center Director
  • Magisterial District Judge Association Representative

The CJAB Chair is voted by the membership. Staff support for CJAB is provided through the CJAB planner. The CJAB planner provides data and analysis to support the decision-making process, as well as committee coordination and support.

By-Laws

A copy of CJAB’s by-laws approved November 2020 may be found here.