The Chair for the 2015-2016 term is Dr. Elba Garcia, Dallas County Commissioner, District 4. The Co-Chair is Ellyce Lindberg, Assistant District Attorney for Dallas County. The daily operations of the CJAB are managed by the Dallas County Criminal Justice Department with Director Charlene Randolph and CJAB Coordinator Jessica Gamez. Questions regarding CJAB documents, agendas, and meetings can be directed to CJAB Coordinator Jessica Gamez 214.761.1389.

CJAB is comprised of two primary bodies; the Executive Committee and the General Membership Committee. The Executive Committee Members are established in the by-laws. The current members are:

Chair Members:

  • CJAB Chair – The Honorable Elba Garcia, Dallas County Commissioner, District 4
  • CJAB Co-Chair – Ellyce Lindberg, Asst. District Attorney

Standing Committee Chair Members:

  • Criminal Justice – Charlene Randolph
  • Jail population Management Committee - LaShonda Jefferson
  • Fair Defense Committee – Lynn Richardson
  • Justice of the Peace – Judge Steve Seider
  • Law Enforcement/Jurisprudence – Ellyce Lindberg
  • Pretrial Committee –Duane Steele
  • Reentry – Christina Melton Crain
  • Research Committee – Dr. Jennifer Gonzalez

Additional Executive Members:

  • Commissioners Court – The Honorable Clay Jenkins, Dallas County Judge
  • City of Dallas – The Honorable Mike Rawlings, Mayor
  • Dallas County R & B 2 – Chief Sidney Fuller, Farmers Branch Department
  • Dallas County R & B 3 – Chief Ed Morris, Balch Springs Department
  • Dallas County R & B 4 – Chief Robert Brown, Duncanville Police Department
  • The Honorable Tammy Kemp, Presiding Judge 204th Criminal District Court
  • The Honorable Tina Yoo, Presiding Judge of County Criminal Court #8
  • The Honorable Felicia Pitre, District Clerk
  • The Honorable John F. Warren, County Clerk
  • Jacqueline Dickerson, Regional Director, Texas Department of Criminal Justice
  • Jay Dewald, Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • Lynn Richardson, Dallas County Chief Public Defender