Chapter 2.13
LAW AND JUSTICE COUNCIL

Sections:

2.13.010    Law and justice council established.

2.13.020    Membership.

2.13.030    Repealed.

2.13.040    Powers and duties of the law and justice council.

2.13.010 Law and justice council established.

Pursuant to the requirements of RCW 72.09.300, the county council does hereby create a law and justice council which shall serve as an advisory body to the county council on issues relating to the law and justice system.

(Ord. 94-039 § 1, April 27, 1994).

2.13.020 Membership.

The law and justice council shall consist of two members representing the municipal police departments within Snohomish county; four members representing the municipal legislative authorities within Snohomish county; two members representing the Snohomish county superior court, of which at least one shall represent the juvenile court; and one representative each from the following: the county council, the county executive, the county sheriff, the county director of corrections, the county prosecutor, the county district courts, the county clerk, the county risk manager, the county department of human services, the provider of county public defender services, the county office of public defense, the municipal courts within Snohomish county, the municipal prosecutors within Snohomish county, the state secretary of corrections, and the secretary of corrections’ designees under RCW 72.09.300(1). The municipalities shall appoint their representatives acting through the Snohomish County Association of Cities and Towns and talking into consideration geographic and population differences and recommendations of the Snohomish County Sheriff and Police Chiefs Association, if any. The county elected officials and department heads shall appoint their representatives, except that the superior and district court representatives shall be appointed by the judges of those courts.

(Ord. 94-039, § 1, April 27, 1994; Amended Ord. 97-053, § 1, July 9, 1997; Eff date July 21, 1997; Amended by Amended Ord. 08-006, Feb. 27, 2008, Eff date March 13, 2008).

2.13.030 Law and justice plan.

(Ord. 94-039, § 1, April 27, 1994; Amended Ord. 97-053, § 2, July 9, 1997, Eff date July 21, 1997; Repealed by Amended Ord. 08-006, Feb. 27, 2008, Eff date March 13, 2008).

2.13.040 Powers and duties of the law and justice council.

(1) The law and justice council shall have the following powers and duties:

(a) To address criminal justice issues as provided in RCW 72.09.300;

(b) To make recommendations and/or provide advice to the county council and/or other members of the law and justice council;

(c) To create subcommittees to evaluate or research particular areas related to criminal justice. These subcommittees may be of a temporary or on-going nature. Membership on the subcommittees shall not be restricted to members of the law and justice council, but a member of the law and justice council shall serve as liaison to the law and justice council and report back to it on a regular basis; and

(d) To serve as a focal point for information sharing by law and justice task forces and/or committees.

(2) The law and justice council shall establish an advisory committee on juvenile justice proportionality. The advisory committee shall have the composition and duties as set out in RCW 92.09.300(9).

(Ord. 94-039 § 1, April 27, 1994; Amended by Ord. 97-053, July 9, 1997, Eff date July 21, 1997; Amended by Amended Ord. 08-006, Feb. 27, 2008, Eff date March 13, 2008).