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Chapter 144-2 DEFINITIONS

Rule 144-2-.01 Definitions

Unless the context requires otherwise, the following words and terms have the following meaning:

(a) The "Act" means the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council Act, Ga. L. 1981, pp. 1306-1311 (O.C.G.A. Section 35-6A, as amended).
(b) "Agency" means the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council and its staff as created by the Act.
(c) "Council" means the voting membership of the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council as created by the Act.
(d) "Component" means any of the four traditional functions or main constituent parts of the criminal justice system as follows:
1. "Law enforcement component" means that component whose primary duties involve the preservation of public order; the protection of life, health, safety and property; and the prevention, detection and investigation of crime.
2. "Courts component" means that component whose primary duties involve the application of the laws to controversies brought before the court, the disposition of legal actions, criminal prosecution and the general public administration of justice.
3. "Corrections component" means that component whose primary duties involve the maintenance in a secure environment of those offenders sentenced to confinement, and the discipline, treatment and rehabilitation of offenders through such confinement, parole, probation, counseling or other constitutional means.
4. "Juvenile justice component" means that component whose primary duties involve the application of the laws to controversies brought before the juvenile court and the maintenance of juvenile treatment and rehabilitation programs for those persons adjudicated under the provisions of juvenile laws.
(e) "Criminal justice system" means the network of governmental and non-governmental entities whose functions involve the preservation of public order; the protection of life and property; the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of crime; the interpretation, application and adjudication of the law in the administration of justice; the disposition of legal actions; and the discipline, treatment and rehabilitation of offenders through confinement, in both the adult and juvenile jurisdictions.
(f) "Director" means the Director of the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council.
(g) "Emergency" means a sudden or unexpected occasion for action of pressing necessity; an unforeseen combination of circumstances that calls for immediate action.
(h) "State administering agency" means a state office designated to administer federal assistance programs.
(i) "Sub-grantee" means the government or other legal entity to which a sub-grant is awarded and which is accountable to the grantee for the use of the funds provided.