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Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee, defunded, votes to keep meeting

Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee, defunded, votes to keep meeting

There was no free food at the last Criminal Justice Coordinating Council meeting. 

The CJCC, a state-funded consortium of political leaders, prosecutors, state officials, judges, and police that has existed since 1999 in a bid to manage the basic elements of the courts, jails, treatment programs, diversion programs, and criminal case scheduling in Baltimore City, was summarily de-funded by Gov. Larry Hogan last month, when the chairman, Charles Peters, declined to meet with the governor to discuss criminal justice.

Judge Peters still has a job. 

Kimberly Smalkin Barranco, the CJCC's Executive Director, doesn't. Neither does Project Coordinator Margaret...

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