Montana State Legislature

2023-2024 Criminal Justice Oversight Council

Next Scheduled Meeting:

June 6, 2023
Capitol Room 137

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For more information or questions about the Council, please contact staff:

Milly Allen, Research Analyst

Bethany McDowell James, Secretary

The Legislature established the Criminal Justice Oversight Council in 2017 to oversee implementation of criminal justice legislation, including justice reinvestment, in Montana.

The Criminal Justice Oversight Council is a bipartisan, interbranch body. Membership includes legislators, Department of Corrections leadership, and criminal justice stakeholders appointed by the Montana Supreme Court, the Attorney General, and the Governor. The Council's membership is provided in 53-1-216, MCA

Committee Members

June 6, 2023

  • Agenda - Summary Minutes - Audio / Video

The Criminal Justice Oversight Council is tasked with studying and overseeing criminal justice reform, including justice reinvestment, in Montana. It may be assigned legislative studies.

The statutory duties of the CJOC are outlined in 53-1-2016 MCA. The Legislative Services Division provides staff support to the CJOC.


The Criminal Justice Oversight Council may request legislation through the Law and Justice Interim Committee, using the process established in legislative rules for executive agencies (53-1-216, MCA). 

Rules, Guidelines, and Procedures for Interim Committees

Work Plan

  • Work Plan Matrix

Public Comment Guidelines

Legislator Reimbursement Form