Montana State Legislature
Criminal Justice Oversight Council
For more information or questions about the Council, please contact Milly Allen, Legislative Services Division, (406) 444-9280.
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 individuals appointed by the Montana Supreme Court, the Attorney General, and the Governor. The Council's membership is provided in section 53-1-216, MCA.
January 18, 2022: Agenda - Summary Minutes (forthcoming) - Meeting Audio/Visual (forthcoming)
Please see the meeting information page for handouts, slides, and other materials for the 2021-2022 interim.
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 CJOC are outlined in 53-1-2016 MCA. requires the Legislative Services Division to provide staff support to the CJOC.
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