Montana State Legislature
Criminal Justice Oversight Council
The Criminal Justice Oversight Council is a bipartisan, interbranch body monitoring the implementation of Justice Reinvestment Initiative (or JRI) in the state. For more information or questions about the Council, please contact Milly Allen, Legislative Services Division, 406-444-3064.
The Criminal Justice Oversight Council is established by the 2017 Legislature to oversee implementation of legislation that revised the state's criminal justice system. The Council's duties and membership are provided in section 53-1-216, MCA. House Bill 73 (2021) requires the Legislative Services Division to provide staff support to the Council.
The Criminal Justice Oversight Council is tasked with studying criminal justice reform, including justice reinvestment, in Montana.
- HJ 34: Interim study of pretrial diversion and presentence diversion agreements
The statutory duties of the Criminal Justice Oversight Council are outlined in 53-1-2016 MCA.
This page will be updated with committee legislation, if any, as the interim session progresses.
Operating Rules and Procedures , adopted by the council on September 29, 2021
Chair - Rep. Barry Usher
Vice Chair - Mr. Jimmy Patelis