Governor appoints Clark to board

       Governor John Hicken-looper has appointed El Paso County Commissioner Sallie Clark to the Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (CCJJ).
       The uncompensated term will last until June 30.
       “I'm honored and will do my best to represent Colo-rado's counties by balancing cost-effectiveness with public safety,” Clark said.
       Created by state lawmakers, the CCJJ meets monthly, “to engage in an evidence-based analysis of the criminal justice system in Colo-rado,” its website states.
       A Westsider, Clark has served since 2005 on the National Association of Counties Justice and Public Safety Committee. She also helped form the Justice and Public Safety Task Force at Colorado Counties, Inc.
       According to a county press release, Clark believes in “innovative initiatives including pre-trial services, bail reform, and specialty courts. She has also been a proponent of diversion, re-entry and reintegration programs which have been effective in helping offenders get back on track to become productive members of our community, thereby reducing recidivism.”
       In a prepared quote, Clark said, “Public safety and criminal justice are the most important issues we deal with as county commissioners.”

Westside Pioneer/press release