Criminal Justice & Public Safety

Established in 2017, the Midwestern Legislative Conference Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee is exploring a range of issues, including sentencing reform; strategies to reduce recidivism; the role and use of specialty courts; alternatives to incarceration; police and community relations; victims’ rights; and more. Legislators from 11 Midwestern states and four Canadian provinces serve on the MLC Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee.

The CSG Midwest staff liaison to the committee is Derek Cantù.

Committee Resources

Committee Leadership

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Representative Shannon Roers Jones
North Dakota, Co-Chair
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Senator Robert Peters
Illinois, Co-Chair
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Senator John McCollister
Nebraska, Vice Chair