Governor Robert Bentley today announced the creation of the Alabama Criminal Justice Oversight and Implementation Council to implement criminal justice reform efforts that passed the Alabama Legislature in the 2015 Regular Session. The council was created by executive order on June 25. The Council will collaborate on developing evidence-based policies and guidelines for treatment programs and community correction programs in an effort to reduce recidivism. Members will analyze data reflecting client participation in and treatment services from state-funded programs to ensure performance-based funding. The chairman of the Council will provide oversight and accountability over criminal justice agencies at the state and local level and guide the council’s work on prison reform implementation. The first meeting of the Alabama Criminal Justice Oversight and Implementation Council is tentatively scheduled for late July.