Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Pierce County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) is to understand the criminal justice system issues from all perspectives, to promote and improve public safety, to reduce recidivism, and to improve the quality of justice services to victims, offenders and the community while being cost effective. We will accomplish this through the coordination of cost‐efficient strategies and more effective methodologies, building upon best practice and social science research, through evidence based decision making.


  • The Council will understand the legal requirement of each agency and will communicate with one another in the most professional manner.
  • The Council will work together to best address the core issues that drive alcohol and drug use within Pierce County and motivate the community toward healthy behavioral change.
  • The Council will promote the use of best practice strategies throughout all key decision making points of contact within the criminal justice system.
  • The Council will offer support and assistance towards a decision on making the Sheriff's Department and Court facilities accessible, safe and secure.
  • The Council will build social capital through increased community outreach.
  • The Council will promote the creation and adoption of multi-disciplinary training ideas for law enforcement, court personnel, probation, human services, and advocates.

Voting Members

Honorable Judge Elizabeth Rohl
Pierce County Circuit Judge
Jorv Gavic
Pierce County Court Commissioner
Jon Aubart
County Board Member
Hallie Hatch
District Attorney
Julie Krings
Director, PC Human Services
Joy Lynn George
Human Services Juvenile Justice Worker
Liesl Nelson
Public Defender
Mark Lemke
Probation & Parole Supervisor
Gordon Young
Police Chief - River Falls Police Dept.
Brad Lawrence
Corporation Counsel
Ayslinn Snyder
Director, PC Public Health
Nancy Hove
Pierce County Sheriff
Samantha Brill
Human Services Court Services Worker
Eric Ladwig
Police Chief - Ellsworth Police Dept.
Kerry Feuerhelm
Clerk of Courts

Council Liaisons

Jason Matthys
Pierce County Administrative Coordinator
Mary Jo Sutton
Member of the community at large
Open Member of the community at large Open Member of the community at large 
John Worsing
Pierce County Medical Examiner
Mike Knoll
Advocacy group - SCV SART
Alena Taylor
advocacy group - Turning Point
Kathryn Van Dusartz
advocacy group - NAMI
Susan Burr
Pierce County Victim Witness Coordinator
Mary Kelly
Pierce County Drug Court Coordinator
Jeff Muszynski
Local Bar Association
Open MemberMinistry within Pierce County


The Pierce County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council meets monthly, on the second Wednesday of each month. Meetings are held in the Pierce County Courthouse |County Board Room | 124 N. Oak Street | Ellsworth, WI 54011 at Noon to 1 p.m. These are open meetings and the public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

There will be no meeting in July or December.

CJCC Bylaws

Council members are available to speak at community meetings to discuss the CJCC goals and objectives. Please contact the Coordinator for scheduling.