The Seneca County Criminal Justice Advisory Board (CJAB) was created in 1987 pursuant to Section 261 of the Executive Law of the State of New York.  The CJAB formulates the county plan designed to identify and provide eligible programs established pursuant to Art. 13-A of the Executive Law of the State of New York. As well as, studies and identify needs and makes recommendations to the Board of Supervisors effective methods for meeting the needs of the County’s criminal justice system. Moreover, it assists all branches of county government with any law enforcement or criminal justice problems and, in an effort to identify these problems:

  • (a) Shall have the power to hold public hearings at which any citizen or public official may be heard;
  • (b) Shall have the power to request any agency within Seneca County to supply such statistics, data, program reports and other material as it deems necessary to cooperate with the Board and to furnish the Board with such materials.
  • (c) Maintain such accounts in the name of the county as might be authorized by the   treasurer and/or board of supervisor.
  • (d) Shall establish a closer liaison and cooperation between law enforcement and  criminal justice agencies.

Committee Membership

  1. County court judge or their designee;
  2. Police court, district court, town court or village court judge, to be nominated by the Seneca County Magistrates Association and confirmed by the Board of Supervisors;
  3. The District Attorney or their designee;
  4. The Public Defender or their designee;
  5. Member of the county board of supervisors who chairs the public safety committee, or the committee best designed to deal with this subject, should no public safety committee exist;
  6. County Director of Probation;
  7. Chief administrative officer, a/k/a jail administrator;
  8. Youth Bureau Director;
  9. Representative of a private organization operating within a county who has experience and involvement in alternatives to incarceration programs or pretrial service programs, to be confirmed by the Board of Supervisors;
  10. Ex-offender designated by the county manager;
  11. Crime victim designated by the county manager;
  12. County Manager;
  13. The director of community services as defined in section 41.03 of the mental hygiene law;
  14. An individual within a county who provides state certified alcohol and/or substance abuse treatment program and services.
  15. Drug Court representative;
  16. A representative from Raise the Age program;
  17. County Attorney or Deputy County Attorney;
  18. Commissioner of Human Services or Deputy Commissioner;
  19. Seneca County Correctional Facility Mental Health Professional; and
  20. Representatives of the following agencies to be nominated by such agency and confirmed by the Board of Supervisors on an annual basis.
    1. Sheriff’s Department:
    2. Seneca Falls Police Department
    3. Waterloo Police Department
    4. New York State Police
    5. Interlaken Police Department