Palm Beach County Justice commission holds retreat today

cjclogo150Members of the Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission, a body already undergoing a shakeup, will spend a half day today mapping out where they want to be in the next year.

The council will hold a planning meeting all morning at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.  It will decide how it wants to tackle public safety, rehabilitation, and justice system reform.

Earlier this month, Palm Beach County Commissioners shot down colleague Priscilla Taylor’s plan for each of them to appoint someone to the panel.  In the first of two votes — a final vote is April 19 — the county commissioners went along, for now, with reducing from 12 to 10 those picked by the Economic Council of Palm Beach County. And it provisionally OK’d having a member of, or someone nominated by the Palm Beach County Clergy Alliance, with the caveat that commissioners want to learn more about how that would work.