Legal & Justice System Ad Hoc Subcommittee

The next Legal & Justice System Committee meeting is 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. on October 10, 2016 in the Bellingham Municipal Court Fireplace Room, 2014 C Street, Bellingham. 

Legal & Justice System Ad Hoc Subcommittee Statement of Work
  1. 2015 and 2016

 2015 & 2016 Legal & Justice System Committee Meeting Documents
2016

 Date  Agenda  Packet  Audio  Meeting Summary  Meeting Handouts
September 19, 2016 Agenda Packet Audio   N/A
August 8, 2016 Agenda None Audio Draft Summary  Handout: Mental Health Court
Handout: Virginia Pretrial Risk Assessment Tool
Handout: Yakima Pretrial Public Safety Assessment
 July 18, 2016 Agenda Packet Audio Draft Summary  Handout: Adult Static Risk Assessment 
Handout: Jail Alternatives Qualification Comparison
Handout: Probation Department Information
 June 13, 2016 Agenda Packet Audio  Summary Handout: Judge Garrett Memo to Committee re: 2012 Drug Court Study
Handout: Jail Alternative Qualification Comparison
Handout: Comments on Drug Court and Fast Track
Handout: Questions and Answers on Probation Services
Handout: Table of potential programs
 May 16, 2016 Agenda Packet Audio  Summary N/A
 April 11, 2016 Agenda  Packet Audio Summary Handouts
 March 28, 2016 Agenda Packet Audio Summary  
 February 8, 2016 Agenda N/A Audio Summary N/A
 January 25, 2016 Agenda Packet Audio Summary Handout
 January 4, 2016 Agenda Packet Audio Summary Handout: Draft Program Revisions/Innovaitons
Revised Statement of Work
2015 
 December 7, 2015   Agenda
 Packet 
Audio   Summary    N/A

Meeting Documents
 

 DATE  AGENDA  PACKET  AUDIO  MEETING SUMMARY    MEETING HANDOUTS
             
 October 19, 2015 
 Agenda
 Packet
 Meeting audio
     
 October 5, 2015 

 Agenda
 Packet
Meeting audio
    Handout: Whatcom County Jail Offender Population Profile
Handout: City of Bellingham Jail Prevention, Alternative & Diversion Programs
Handout: Whatcom County 2015 Criminal Justice Diversion Program Funding
 September 21, 2015
Agenda
 
Packet
 
Meeting audio 
 
    Sequential Intercepts for Developing Criminal Justice - Mental Health Partnerships
Use of Sequential Intercept Model
Letter to Task Force from Judge Deborra Garrett
 

Meeting Documents
 

 DATE  AGENDA  PACKET  AUDIO  MEETING SUMMARY    MEETING HANDOUTS
             
 October 19, 2015 
 Agenda
 Packet
 Meeting audio
     
 October 5, 2015 

 Agenda
 Packet
Meeting audio
    Handout: Whatcom County Jail Offender Population Profile
Handout: City of Bellingham Jail Prevention, Alternative & Diversion Programs
Handout: Whatcom County 2015 Criminal Justice Diversion Program Funding
 September 21, 2015
Agenda
 
Packet
 
Meeting audio 
 
    Sequential Intercepts for Developing Criminal Justice - Mental Health Partnerships
Use of Sequential Intercept Model
Letter to Task Force from Judge Deborra Garrett
 

Upcoming Legal & Justice Systems Subcommittee meetings are 9:15-11:15 a.m. in the Bellingham Municipal Court Fireplace Room, 2014 C Street, Bellingham.  Additional meetings may be scheduled as needed.  Please check this webpage periodically for confirmed meeting information:
  • October 10, 2016
The purpose of the Legal & Justice Systems Ad Hoc Committee is to recommend to the Task Force specific, achievable  programs and services that would prevent or reduce incarceration, if implemented within the legal and law enforcement systems. Treatment for addiction and mental health, and other behavioral health programs and services are the purview of a different Ad Hoc Committee. Members: 
  • Superior Court Commissioner Alfred Heydrich, Committee Chair
  • Angela Anderson, Public Defender's Office
  • Jill Bernstein, Citizen Representative and Task Force Co-Chair 
  • County Sheriff Bill Elfo
  • Superior Court Judge Deborra Garrett
  • Stephen Gockley, Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement Board Member
  • Daniel Hammill, Bellingham City Council Member
  • Ferndale Police Chief Michael Knapp
  • County Prosecutor Dave McEachran
  • Moonwater, Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center
  • Irene Morgan, Citizen Representative
  • Darlene Peterson, Bellingham Municipal Court Administrator
  • Peter Ruffatto, Proxy for Mayor Kelli Linville