A Fayetteville city councilwoman has been named to the state's top advisory panel on criminal justice. Councilwoman Courtney Banks-McLaughlin was appointed to the Governor’s Crime Commission by Gov. Roy Cooper on April 6, according to a release from the City of Fayetteville.
The commission serves as the chief advisory body to the governor and to the secretary of public safety on crime and justice issues. Additionally, the GCC applies for federal criminal justice funding from the U.S. Department of Justice on behalf of the state, the release said.
The commission meets quarterly in Raleigh, with committees, subcommittees and advisory groups meeting more frequently, the release said. The commission is made up of three committees: Criminal Justice Improvement, Crime Victim Services and Juvenile Justice, the release said.
Commission appointments are three-year terms. Other commission members include the heads of statewide criminal justice agencies, appointed state and local government officials, and private citizens, according to the city.
Banks-McLaughlin is the District 8 representative on the Fayetteville City Council and was first elected in 2019.