Milwaukee Community Justice Council

Milwaukee Community Justice Council

Executive Committee Membership


The Milwaukee Community Justice Council (MCJC), created by Milwaukee County Board resolution in 2007, is made up of Milwaukee-area criminal justice agencies and local governments working collaboratively to ensure a fair, efficient, and effective justice system that enhances public safety and quality of life in our community. The Council is governed by an Executive Committee of named leadership from key government organizations and is chaired by Milwaukee County Circuit Court Chief Judge Maxine White.

The purpose of the CJC is to function as an independent entity governed by key justice system leaders.  The CJC is empowered to:

define broad justice system goals

monitor/analyzes justice system performance

facilitate collaboration among justice system partners to enhance performance

provide technical assistance to ensure adhearance to evidence-based principles

act as a conduit between the justice system and the larger community

** without impacting the autonomy or decision-making authority of any criminal justice system agency. (Adopted 3/19/2014). 

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Maxine Aldridge White  Chair, Chief Judge, First Judicial District (Milwaukee County)
Thomas Reed Vice-Chair, Regional Attorney Manager, Wisconsin State Public Defender
Chris Abele County Executive, Milwaukee County
John Chisholm District Attorney, Milwaukee County
Earnell Lucas Sheriff, Milwaukee County
Willie Johnson, Jr. Board Representative, Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors
Tom Barrett Mayor, City of Milwaukee
Alfonso Morales Police Chief, City of Milwaukee
Niel Thoreson Regional Chief, Wisconsin Department of Corrections - Community Corrections
Matthew Krueger US Attorney, Eastern District of Wisconsin
Mallory O'Brien Director, Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission and DataShare
Walter Lanier Community Member Representative
Michael Hafemann Superintendent, Milwaukee County House of Correction
Mary Jo Meyers Director, Milwaukee County Department of Health and Human Services
Margaret Daun Corporation Counsel, Milwaukee County
Derek Mosley Presiding Judge, City of Milwaukee Municipal Court


  2019 Meeting Dates and Materials


Are you interested in presenting at a CJC Executive Committee meeting?

Would you like members of the CJC to present on a specific topic related to the criminal justice system?

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Milwaukee Community Justice Council


633 West Wisconsin Avenue - Suite 406, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203

Mandy Potapenko, Director

(414) 435-1250




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