About This MLC Committee


Sen. Mattie Hunter



Sen. Laura Ebke


Vice Chair

Rep. Shannon Roers Jones

North Dakota

Established in 2017, the Midwestern Legislative Conference Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee is exploring a range of issues, including sentencing reform; strategies to reduce recidivism; the role and use of specialty courts; alternatives to incarceration; police and community relations; victims' rights and more.
Legislators from 11 Midwestern states and four Canadian provinces serve on the MLC Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee. If you have questions about the committee, please contact Mike McCabe, CSG Midwest staff liaison to the committee.


2018 Committee Meeting and Session: July 15-16 in Winnipeg

The committee will next meet in July as part of the Midwestern Legislative Conference Annual Meeting. It will explore topics related to juvenile justice and criminal justice reform.


Committee Resources


Links to Presentations, Other Resources from 2017 Committee Meeting and Session

"How States Are Leading the Way in Developing More Effective Criminal Justice Policy," Grace Beil Call and Michelle Rodriguez, CSG Justice Center »