Mayor Tishaura O. Jones has appointed Nicolle Barton as the new Executive Director for the City of St. Louis’ Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC). Barton’s start date is Tuesday, June 21, 2022.
“As we look to transform public safety and make our communities safer, we need leaders who lead with a lens of equity and fairness,” said Mayor Tishaura O. Jones. “Nicolle Barton’s work ethic and experience is exactly what this moment calls for, and my administration is ready to bring her on board.”
Most recently, Barton served as the Consent Decree Coordinator for the City of Ferguson where she worked closely with the United States Department of Justice and the Federal Monitoring Team to ensure court and police reform efforts meet the requirements of the Federal Court order. Previously she served as the inaugural Executive Director for the St. Louis City Civilian Oversight Board, and in the Missouri Division of Corrections Division of Probation and Parole for more than 16 years. She earned a Master’s Degree in Legal Studies from Webster University in St. Louis, a Bachelor’s Degree in Administration of Justice, and an extensive background in both law enforcement and community engagement.
“I am excited and honored to be appointed by Mayor Jones to serve the citizens of St. Louis City,” said Barton. “I believe that this collaboration with council members along with community stakeholders will enhance and improve our criminal justice system. I am grateful to be part of this continued effort to reimagine public safety in our community and hope to be a model for other cities to follow.”
Established in 2019, the CJCC works for the fair administration of criminal and juvenile justice by increasing effective communication, collaboration and planning while improving the criminal and juvenile systems' operation through effective data collection, sharing and analysis crosscutting the local criminal and public health systems.
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