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The Criminal Justice Advisory Committee (CJAC)

The Criminal Justice Advisory Committee develops long-range plans and policies and sets priorities for justice projects supported by PCCD’s various funding streams. CJAC web page


The Mental Health and Justice Advisory Committee (MHJAC)

MHJAC is chaired by the Honorable John Zottola, Judge, Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, was created in July 2009 to provide guidance and structure and ensure that Pennsylvania's criminal justice/mental health activities are coordinated across the state, and that counties receive the guidance and support necessary to implement effective responses. In partnership with the Department of Pubic Welfare’s Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, MHJAC was incorporated into the committee structure of PCCD and includes representatives from state agencies, county leadership, the courts, district attorneys, public defenders, consumers and families, and other criminal justice and mental health advocates and practitioners from across the Commonwealth.  MHJAC web page