Legal & Justice System Ad Hoc Subcommittee

The Legal & Justice System Subcommittee will hold a special meeting on February 28, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the Courthouse Fifth Floor Conference Room 514, 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham. 

Legal & Justice System Ad Hoc Subcommittee Statement of Work

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2017 Legal & Justice System Committee Meeting Documents
 


 DATE  AGENDA  PACKET  AUDIO  MEETING SUMMARY  MEETING HANDOUTS
February 28, 2017
Special Meeting
Agenda  Packet      
January 9, 2017 Agenda Packet Audio Draft Summary Handout: Anderson presentation
Handout: Judge Snyder Email

 



Upcoming Legal & Justice Systems Subcommittee meetings are 9:15-11:15 a.m. in the Bellingham Municipal Court Fireplace Room, 625 Halleck Street, Bellingham.  Additional meetings may be scheduled as needed.  Please check this webpage periodically for confirmed meeting information. The meeting dates for 2017:
  • January 9, 2017
  • February 13, 2017 Cancelled
  • March 13, 2017 at County Courthouse, Conference Room 514
  • April 10, 2017 at County Courthouse, Conference Room 514
  • May 8, 2017
  • June 12, 2017
  • July 10, 2017
  • August 14, 2017
  • September 11, 2017
  • October 9, 2017
  • November 13, 2017
  • December 11, 2017
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: 
  • Stephen Gockley, Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement Board Member, Committee Chair 
  • Angela Anderson, Public Defender's Office
  • Jill Bernstein, Citizen Representative and Task Force Co-Chair 
  • County Sheriff Bill Elfo
  • Superior Court Commissioner Alfred Heydrich
  • Ferndale Police Chief Michael Knapp
  • County Prosecutor Dave McEachran
  • Moonwater, Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center
  • Irene Morgan, Citizen Representative
  • Darlene Peterson, Bellingham Municipal Court Administrator