Criminal Justice Oversight Council

Senate Bill 59 created the Criminal Justice Oversight CouncilThe Criminal Justice Oversight Council is charged with: 

  • reviewing the recommendations of the Commission on Sentencing 
  • analyzing data collected by agencies and entities responsible for implementing the recommendations of the Commission on Sentencing 
  • assessing outcomes from recommendations established by the Commission on Sentencing and corresponding criminal justice reforms 
  • requesting, receiving, and reviewing data and reports on performance outcome data relating to criminal justice reform 

See the CJOC website here:

Senate Bill 59 created the Criminal Justice Oversight Council consisting of 16 members including:

Rep. Barry Usher – Billings
Rep. Ryan Lynch – Butte
Sen. Keith Regier – Kalispell
Sen. Nate McConnell, D – Missoula
District Court Judge Kurt Krueger
Gallatin County Attorney Marty Lambert
Dawson County Sheriff Ross Canen
DOC Director Brian M. Gootkin
DOC Deputy Director Cynthia Wolken
Chairman Steve Hurd, Montana Board of Pardons & Parole
Andrew Imansees Huff, tribal member
Rhonda Lindquist, Office of State Public Defender
SK Rossi – civil rights advocate
Kelsen Emily Young – crime victim advocate
Amy Tenney – treatment facility representative
Melissa Kelly – prerelease center representative

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