Regional Law Safety & Justice Committee
The King County Regional Law Safety and Justice Committee (RLSJC) is a law and justice council established under RCW 72.09.300. The committee seeks to improve coordination and cooperation among criminal justice agencies. RLSJC meets monthly to share information, identify problems and solutions and monitor the progress of innovative programs.
The membership includes representatives from suburban cities, the city of Seattle, King County, and the Department of Corrections. Meetings normally include judges, prosecutors, police chiefs, corrections officials, public defenders, legislators, mayors, city council members and line staff. The chairmanship of the committee rotates annually between the suburban cities, the city of Seattle, and King County. The meeting is staffed by a budget analyst from the Criminal Justice section of the Office of Performance, Strategy and Budget.
In past years, the committee has looked at a wide range of issues including regional jail planning efforts, challenges related to criminal offenders with mental illness and/or chemical dependency issues, and the impact of state and local budget deficits on the criminal justice system. The committee meets on the last Thursday of the month from 7:30 to 9:00 AM. Prior to the pandemic, the meetings were held in the Bertha K. Landes Room in Seattle City Hall.
2021 and 2022 Committee Meeting Dates:
We will continue meeting via Zoom thru 2022.
For meeting or other information, please contact King County Performance, Strategy and Budget (PSB) at (206) 263-4176.
December 2, 2021 RLSJC Meeting:
2021 RLSJC Committee Membership:
Lisa Paglisotti, Judge - Justice Court
King County District Court
Lydia Assefa-Dawson, Councilmember
City of Federal Way
Sound Cities Association:
Krystal Marx, Burien Deputy Mayor
Neal Black, Kirkland Councilmember
Yolanda Trout-Manuel, Auburn Councilmember
Toni Troutner, Kent Council President
Chris Ross, Sammamish Councilmember
Kim-Khánh Văn, Renton Councilmember
Mason Thompson, Bothell Councilmember
Jason Escareno, Executive Analyst
King County Office of Performance, Strategy and Budget
401 5th Ave., Ste 810
Seattle, WA 98104