Montana State Legislature

2023-2024 Criminal Justice Oversight Council

Next Scheduled Meeting:

November 2, 2023
Capitol Room 137

Meeting Information

Written Comment

Remote Testimony

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

Milly Allen, Research Analyst

Bethany McDowell James, Secretary

The Criminal Justice Oversight Council (CJOC) is an interbranch body with members from all three branches of government, including legislators, Department of Corrections leadership, and criminal justice stakeholders appointed by the Montana Supreme Court, the Attorney General, and the Governor. CJOC oversees implementation of criminal justice legislation, including justice reinvestment, in Montana.
The council's statutory duties are in 53-1-216, MCA

Committee Members

The audio minutes are the official minutes of the committee. Both the video and audio recordings of each meeting are available shortly after the meeting ends. A minutes log will be published later, noting the time at which various items were discussed.

November 2, 2023
Agenda - Minutes - Audio / Video


June 6, 2023
Agenda - Minutes - Audio / Video

The Criminal Justice Oversight Council is tasked with studying and overseeing criminal justice reform, including justice reinvestment, in Montana. Though it may be assigned legislative studies, there were no studies assigned for the 2023-24 interim.

Council Topics

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).