Executive Order 98-08
July 28, 1998
WHEREAS, the Governor's Task Force on Juvenile Justice Reform has recommended the establishment or a Juvenile Justice Oversight Commission to review its recommendations and advise the Governor and the General Assembly on further reform; and
WHEREAS, the purpose of this Commission will be to oversee the effective implementation of the recommendations made by the Governor's Task Force on Juvenile Justice Reform; and
WHEREAS, the Children's Cabinet and the Criminal Justice Steering Committee are existing oversight and advisory authorities, each of which focus on different aspects of the continuum of issues related to addressing juvenile crime and delinquency - with the Children's Cabinet primarily focusing on issues regarding health, education and welfare and the Criminal Justice Steering Committee primarily focusing on issues related to public safety; and
WHEREAS, the Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Family Court plays a significant role in ongoing juvenile justice reform efforts.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, LINCOLN ALMOND, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, do hereby order as follows:
1. There is hereby established a Juvenile Justice Reform Oversight Commission to monitor the progress of the implementation of the Juvenile Justice Reform Task Force and to advise the Governor and the General Assembly on further reform.