Milwaukee Community Justice Council

Milwaukee Community Justice Council

Executive Committee Membership

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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). 


  • 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

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Milwaukee Community Justice Council

633 W Wisconsin Ave, Suite 406, Milwaukee, WI 53203

Mandy Potapenko, Director

414-276-8240 ext. 114




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