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Search Begins
Mecklenburg County has created the position of Justice Accountability Director to study the criminal justice system.

Nov 12, 2008


Charlotte, NC – Mecklenburg County Manager Harry Jones has announced that the search to fill the newly created position of Justice Accountability Director has begun.  

The Justice Accountability Director, approved by the Board of County Commissioners at its November 6 meeting, will be responsible for increasing the accountability of County-funded state and local criminal justice agencies in Mecklenburg County. In addition, this position will work to increase the communication, collaboration and coordination of these agencies with local law enforcement.  

"This position will allow us to shine a bright light of accountability on the results achieved by criminal justice agencies funded by Mecklenburg taxpayers," said County Manager Harry Jones. "This increased transparency is the first step to improving performance and making a significant impact on crime in this community." 

The Justice Accountability Director will report directly to the County Executive Team (County manager and general managers). Key responsibilities include overseeing the development of performance measures and targets tied to County funding of state justice agencies, reporting performance results, identifying priorities and making funding recommendations to the County manager and Board of County Commissioners, developing and implementing strategic initiatives, and establishing expectations for a multi-jurisdictional approach for justice and public safety.  

Jones said he hopes to fill the Justice Accountability Director position by mid-December 2008. Qualified candidates may apply for the position via the County's Web site at by clicking on the jobs link under the Mecklenburg County header.

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