May 26, 2020
Colleen Clark-Bernhardt, 608-266-3022
County Board

As Wisconsin and Dane County witness the spread of COVID-19, the Dane County Criminal Justice Council and agencies therein have worked collectively to mitigate the spread--with special attention to the most vulnerable in our community.  In short, this crisis has forced many agencies to change the way they operate. 


The Dane County Criminal Justice Council will brief the public on their efforts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Through the last two months, several temporary changes have been made to various parts of the criminal justice system in an effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19, while at the same time keeping the public and justice-involved individuals safe.  


Please see the summary list of initiatives designed to mitigate the spread of COVID 19, available on the CJC website – the following link is a general summary of policy and procedure changes thus far.  This matrix will be updated after the Criminal Justice Council meeting .


Members of the public are encouraged to attend the May 28th remote meeting – information to connect can be found at the top of the agenda:   The meeting will also be streamed online:  


Additionally, prior to the meeting, the public is encouraged to send questions they have for the members of the CJC to  The questions will be reviewed and posed to the members of the CJC during the meeting.  Questions should be submitted no later than 8:00am on Thursday, May 28th



The 13 member Dane County Criminal Justice Council is a collaborative body created in Dane County ordinance to collaborate and improve public safety, racial equity and data driven decisions.  For more information: