The Criminal Justice Working Group will: Organize and make available research documents related to best practices and reform initiatives concerning criminal justice.
Consult with the FCWPP Legislative Committee and the Legislative Advocate, providing the working group’s research materials to the Committee and the Advocate and seeking direction from the Committee and the Advocate about new issues of concern on a timely basis.
Provide a medium for hearing from prisoners and their families, prison guards, and probationary and other officials.
Normally, Friends will constitute the primary membership of the Working Group, but other may be included for their expertise. The Clerk of FCWPP and the Clerk of the Legislative Committee will be ex officio members of the Criminal Justice Working Group. The Clerk of the Working Group will be an ex officio member of the Legislative Committee and have the option of being a member of the Executive Committee.
Meetings can be face to face and by conference call. Meeting Notes will be kept and circulated within the Working Group and to the Legislative Committee.
The Criminal Justice Working Group will conduct an annual evaluation of its mission, practice, and effectiveness each spring or early summer.