The Executive Offices and Criminal Justice (EOCJ) Subcommittee reviews and oversees budget issues related the state criminal justice system, general public safety, and elected executive offices. Oversight for the state criminal justice system includes law enforcement, judiciary, and incarceration issues. Review of state public safety budget-related issues include emergency management, highway safety, and fire code enforcement. State elected executive offices provide state agencies with management, legal representation, cash management, and auditing functions.
The state agencies that make up the state criminal justice system and public safety include the Courts, Department of Corrections, Board of Pardons and Parole, Department of Public Safety, and Division of Juvenile Justice Services. Coupled with local and federal law enforcement entities, these state agencies carry out criminal and civil law including public safety arrest, jury trial, incarceration, offender supervision, and resources in the event of emergencies and/or disasters. The executive offices include the Governor, Attorney General, State Treasurer, and State Auditor.