The Justice Resource Advisory Council (JRAC) is a collaborative initiative with leadership from Buncombe County and representatives from
the criminal justice and court system focusing on systemic planning and coordination for crucial needs in the criminal justice system.
The purpose of the JRAC is to serve as an advisory body to the policy makers, judiciary, and stakeholder groups of the criminal justice system in Buncombe County. The JRAC examines potential improvements to the system, sets priorities, makes recommendations, and guides their implementation. They utilize evidence based methods to identify goals and priorities, develop solutions, and measure results to ensure policies and programs are cost effective, efficient and produce maximum outcomes for the community.
- Jail Population Reduction
- Diverting Individuals with Mental Illness and Substance Abuse into treatment
- Increasing court efficiency
- Data Integration
- Community Engagement
- Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities
- Juvenile Justice
- Re-entry Support