Stakeholder Advisory Comm. for the Justice Project
Stakeholder Advisory Committee for the Justice Project (Public Health, Safety & Justice Initiative)
The Justice Project is postponed until further notice.
The purpose of the Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) is to guide the development of a needs assessment for public health, safety and justice facility needs. SAC members will act as liaisons to the communities or agencies they represent. They will share information about the study, bring feedback to the SAC meetings, and help build a plan that is reflective of community values. Through engaging communities and agencies they represent, SAC members will help develop community support for the recommendations in the Needs Assessment.
Generally meets monthly. Meeting schedule to be determined.
The Stakeholder Advisory Committee has 36 voting members. The County Council appoints the following members:
Arlene Feld, Heather Flaherty, Harriet Markell, and Jessica Waaga: Behavioral Health and Social Service Providers (4) - may include but not limited to:
Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder (SUD)
Domestic Violence Prevention
Re-entry Job Training
Lynn Allen: Citizen - Behavioral Health (mental health and substance use disorder (SUD)) Advocate
Chad Butenschoen, Atul Deshmane, Joy Gilfilen, Cliff Langley, John Mutchler, Deborah Hawley, Sheryl Cartwright, Brel Froebe, Todd Tyrell: Citizen - Criminal Justice Advocate (9)
Patrick Allen, Kendra Cook, Kristin Hanna, Kara Mitchell, Jeff Monks: Individual with lived experience in the criminal justice system (5)
David Goldman: Jail Resources/Service Providers
The following positions are appointed by their agency:
Barry Buchanan: Whatcom County Council Member
Satpal Sidhu / Tyler Schroeder: Whatcom County Administration