Public Safety and Criminal Justice

Committee Chair:

Councillor Campbell

Committee Vice Chair:

Councillor McCarthy

Committee Members:

Councillors Essaibi-George, Flaherty, Jackson, Linehan, O'Malley 

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Committee Description:

Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice,which shall concern itself with the adequate delivery of police and fire protection to all neighborhoods.  The committee shall be responsible for evaluating, encouraging, and facilitating resident-driven efforts to prevent crime.  The committee also shall concern itself with criminal justice policies including matters related to the reintegration and reentry of residents formerly incarcerated.  The committee shall coordinate and work with county, state and federal agencies and community organizations to evaluate, explore and develop strategies, policies, and recommendations aimed at lowering the recidivism rate and incarcerated population while ensuring the public’s safety.  The committee shall also be concerned with all matters related to homeland security and efforts to protect residents against terrorism in any form.  The committee shall share oversight of public safety issues related to girls and women with the Committee on Healthy Women, Families and Communities.  The committee shall exercise oversight with respect to the Boston Fire Department, Boston Police Department, Office of Emergency Preparedness, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Storm Center, Public Safety Commission, Safe Neighborhood Initiative, Suffolk County Jail, Suffolk County House of Correction, anti-crime and criminal justice reform efforts financed by state and federal government sources, and county correctional matters.