Criminal Justice Community Engagement Task Group Seeking Applicants

Rendering of the CJS building

Mecklenburg County’s Criminal Justice Services Department is seeking applicants for its Criminal Justice Community Engagement Task Group.  

The Criminal Justice Community Engagement Task Group serves as a liaison between the community and the criminal justice system to help build trust and transparency.  

The Task Group was created by the department through a grant from the MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge.  

“We value community input in this work. We want voices to be heard and this is an opportunity to collaborate with us,” said Sonya Harper, Criminal Justice Services director. The task group is seeking members to round out the 10 community memberships representing multiple communities in Mecklenburg County, including but not limited to, Southeast/East Asian, African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, LGBTQ+, persons with disabilities, faith communities, and persons with lived criminal justice experience.  

Task group meetings are held monthly for 90 to 120 minutes. Task Group members receive a modest stipend for each meeting attended. Stipends will be paid until grant funds are exhausted.  

The application period for the Criminal Justice Community Engagement Task Group opens on June 1, 2023. The final day to apply is June 30, 2023. Apply online.

Questions about the Task Group may be sent via email to [email protected].