EXECUTIVE ORDER
20-21

WHEREAS, the United States Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance launched the Justice Reinvestment Initiative in 2006, which provides policymakers with resources and tools to increase public safety, hold offenders accountable, and control corrections costs, resulting in a more effective justice system; and

WHEREAS, the Missouri Justice Reinvestment Executive Oversight Council created under Executive Order 18-08 on October 25, 2018, was established to advise the Office of the Governor on the implementation of the Missouri Justice Reinvestment Act, monitor the progress of multi-agency working groups throughout the state, and provide additional recommendations based on data monitoring in order to foster sustainability of all justice reinvestment efforts is set to dissolve on December 31, 2020, unless reauthorized by Executive Order; and

WHEREAS, the Missouri Justice Reinvestment Executive Oversight Council continues to have an important role to play in continuing to advise the Office of the Governor on the implementation of the Missouri Justice Reinvestment Act, monitoring the progress of multi-agency working groups throughout the state, and providing guidance on the implementation of the recommendations developed in 2020;

NOW THEREFORE, I, MICHAEL L. PARSON, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI, hereby continue the Missouri Justice Reinvestment Executive Oversight Council as modified below:

The Council shall include the following members or their designees:

    1. The Lieutenant Governor;
    2. A member of the Senate appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate;
    3. A member of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
    4. A member of the Missouri Supreme Court appointed by the Chief Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court;
    5. The Director of the Department of Corrections, who shall also serve as the co-chair;
    6. The Director of the Department of Mental Health, who shall also serve as the co-chair;
    7. The Director of the Department of Public Safety;
    8. The Director of the Department of Social Services;
    9. The Director of the Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development;
    10. The Chairman of the Board of Probation and Parole Board;
    11. A representative from a sheriff’s office in a county of the third classification;
    12. A representative from a police agency in a city with a population greater than 100,000;
    13. A member of the Missouri Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission who is either a Sheriff or Police Chief to be selected by the Director of the Department of Public Safety;
    14. A representative from the Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys;
    15. A representative from an association representing local governments; and
    16. Such other members as the Governor may appoint.

The Council shall advise the Office of the Governor on the implementation of the Missouri Justice Reinvestment Act by soliciting input from advisory groups on implementation protocols, monitoring the progress of multi-agency working groups throughout the state, and providing additional recommendations based on data monitoring in order to foster sustainability of all justice reinvestment efforts.

The Council shall submit an annual report of its actions and recommendations to the Governor.

The Council shall participate in the United States Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI). The JRI may provide assistance to the Council.

The Department of Corrections shall provide staff support for the Council.

Members of the Council shall not receive any compensation for their duties as members of the Council, but may be reimbursed for necessary expenses associated with performing their duties, subject to the availability of funds.

The Council shall dissolve as of December 31, 2023 unless reauthorized or terminated by a subsequent Executive Order.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Missouri, in the City of Jefferson, on this 30th day of December, 2020.

[Michael L. Parson’s signature]
MICHAEL L. PARSON
GOVERNOR

ATTEST:

[Jay Ashcroft's signature]
JOHN R. ASHCROFT
SECRETARY OF STATE

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