Note to reporters: These meetings offer one-stop shopping for identifying statewide issues with local examples and often all the players in one room. Don't just cover the meeting, use the meeting to identify other issues to cover. Looking at this agenda, there may be a half dozen different stories of significance discussed next Friday that nobody really talks about anywhere else.
Criminal justice coverage would be a lot better in this state if just a couple of paid professionals were assigned to cover the significant, ongoing meetings of the relevant state agencies and legislative committees. Hundreds of writers weighed in on "affluenza," but there's a decent chance not one paid reporter shows up at next Friday's TIDC meeting.