Justice and Public Safety Cabinet
Secretary Brown elected to national criminal justice board
FRANKFORT, KY – Justice and Public Safety Secretary J. Michael Brown has been elected chairman of the Southern Region for the National Criminal Justice Association, a position that seats Brown as a member of the NCJA’s Board of Directors.
Brown joins 17 other criminal justice professionals from around the country who oversee the direction, operation and administration of the association. NCJA promotes a balanced approach to communities’ complex public safety and criminal justice system problems, and works to coordinate juvenile justice, criminal justice and other federal programs so that limited federal funds are used most effectively.
“It’s a great honor to have been selected for the NCJA post, and I look forward to working with board members, staff and professionals from around the country to address the many challenges facing the criminal justice system,” Brown said.
Based in Washington, D.C., the NCJA represents state, territorial, tribal and local governments on crime prevention and public safety issues. Its members represent all facets of the criminal and juvenile justice community, from law enforcement, corrections, prosecution, defense, courts, victim-witness services and educational institutions to federal, state and local elected officials.