Authorized by the Code of Virginia §9.1-178 and supported by Hanover & Caroline Board of Supervisors. The Community Criminal Justice Board (CCJB) was adopted in March 1997. The responsibility of the Board is to advise on the development and operation of local community based probation services and pretrial services.
The Department of Community Corrections (CCP) & Pretrial Services (PT) is the lead agency supporting the establishment of the CCJB. The department is authorized to provide alternatives for offenders who are convicted and sentenced pursuant to §19.2-303.3 and suitable for probation services and defendants who are provided deferred proceeding and placed on probation. The department is also authorized to assist judicial officers in determining the risk to public safety and the assurance of appearance of persons pending trial or hearing.
The Board shall be composed of 12 members who are to be persons from the entities or hold the positions listed. (a) presiding Judge of Hanover Circuit Court (b) presiding Judge of Hanover General District Court (c) presiding Judge of Hanover Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court (d) Hanover Commonwealth’s Attorney (e) Chief Magistrate 15th Judicial District (f) Caroline Sheriff (g) Pamunkey Regional Jail Administrator (h) Hanover Community Services Board Administrator. Additional members shall be appointed by the approved Board of Supervisors (i) Hanover Board of Supervisors shall appoint a person to represent the governing body (j) Hanover Board of Supervisors shall appoint a criminal defense attorney (k) Hanover Board of Supervisors shall appoint a local educator to represent both jurisdictions (l) Caroline Board of Supervisors shall appoint a person to represent the governing body. The Director of CCP and PT shall serve as staff to the board.