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Organization

In May 2000, former Mayor Purcell created the Criminal Justice Steering Committee which meets monthly to address current criminal justice policy and procedures and future needs of the Davidson County criminal justice system. Mayor Karl F. Dean continues to hold monthly CJSC meetings. In May 2005, Executive Order No. 021 was signed, establishing the Criminal Justice Planning Advisory Board, also meeting monthly, whose membership includes a Criminal Court Judge, a General Sessions Judge, the District Attorney, the Sheriff, the Public Defender, the Chief of Police, and the Criminal Court Clerk. A chair is elected annually. The Advisory Board Chair supervises the Criminal Justice Planning Director. The CJP Director supervises the other staff members of CJP. Originally CJP was administratively attached to the Public Defender's Office. As of July 1, 2003, CJP became an independent agency of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County. In 2005 the Metropolitan Council passed an ordinance which established Criminal Justice Planning as a department of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County.

Members of the Criminal Justice Steering Committee

  • Karl F. Dean, Mayor
  • Victor S. (Torry) Johnson, District Attorney
  • Dawn Deaner, Public Defender
  • Michael Mondelli, General Sessions Presiding Judge
  • Daron Hall, Sheriff
  • Steve Anderson, Chief of Police
  • Steve Dozier, Criminal Court Judge
  • Howard Gentry, Criminal Court Clerk
  • Legal Staff Support: Saul Solomon, Director of the Department of Law
  • Staff Support: Donna Blackbourne Jones, Director CJP

Members of the Criminal Justice Planning Advisory Board

  • Victor S. (Torry) Johnson, District Attorney
  • Dawn Deaner, Public Defender
  • Michael Mondelli, General Sessions Presiding Judge
  • Daron Hall, Sheriff
  • Steve Anderson, Chief of Police
  • Steve Dozier, Criminal Court Judge
  • Howard Gentry, Criminal Court Clerk
  • Legal Staff Support: Saul Solomon, Director of the Department of Law
  • Staff Support: Donna Blackbourne Jones, Director CJP

Criminal Justice Planning Staff

  • Donna Blackbourne Jones, Director
  • Diane Latiolais, Statistical Research Analyst
  • Lisa McClendon, Research Analyst
  • Office Support Specialist