Audience

Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission Communication Committee Members and Staff.  The public is welcome to attend.

Date/Time

July 23, 2012, 2:00p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location 

  • Metropolis 2020
    30 West Monroe
    13th Floor
    Chicago, IL
  • 823 E Monroe
    Springfield, IL 

Agenda

  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call
  3. Approval of minutes
  4. Status of Reports & Legislation
    1. Raise the Age
    2. SB2151 - Sex Offender Bill
    3. SB1725 Juvenile Reentry Improvement Study
      1. Status of Implementation
        1. Communications
        2. Reentry Committee Update
    4. Youth Engagement
  5. Data Liaison
  6. Annual Report
  7. Communications Strategies
    1. Website
    2. Messaging
    3. Social Marketing
    4. Three Year Plan Adaptation Update
  8. Other Items / Next Steps
  9. Next meeting date
  10. Adjournment

Minutes

  1. Call to Order
    Meeting called to order at 2:33pm.
  2. Roll Call
    Commissioners: Lisa Jacobs, Co-Chairman Julie Biehl, Co-Chairman Esther Franco-Payne, Quorum present. Staff: Donna Taylor, Julie Stremlau, Michelle Arnold, Candice Jones.
  3. Approval of minutes
    Commissioner Franco-Payne motioned to approve the June 28th minutes. Commissioner Jacobs seconded the motion. All in favor, minutes approved.
  4. Status of Reports & Legislation
    1. Raise the Age: Commissioner Jacobs explained the timeline she and Stephanie Kollman have developed for the RtA and report. The timeline proposed that the outline be presented to the Executive Committee in October. The timeline also asked that that committee be given the ability to authorize the report and its presentation without a full Commission review and vote. Commissioner Franco-Payne indicated she would like RtA to be presented to the full Commission at the September meeting. There was agreement that a progress report on the RtA report will be presented to the full Commission on September 19th. Then final vote, if necessary, can go to the Executive Committee meeting on October 17th. Commissioner Biehl stated the lack of data is still a concern. Commissioner Jacobs explained that the pressing concern is with Cook County data and as much about the AOIC.
    2. SB2151 - Sex Offender Bill: A group of commissioners and JSO work group members will be visiting Illinois Youth Center Kewanee for file reviews. IYC-Kewanee is designated as a special treatment facility, focusing on treatment for youth with severe mental health issues, substance abuse problems, and sex offenders. Anita Weinberg continues to lead the study and she is slated to present at the September 19th full Commission meeting on the progress of the data collection efforts and report. Rob Vickery, Candice Jones, Lisa Jacobs and Anita Weinberg and her new intern will visit Kewanee. Commissioners Jacobs and Biehl will work with the work group to prepare for the presentation.
    3. SB1725 Juvenile Reentry Improvement Study: Commissioner Franco-Payne gave an overview of the Summit held on July 19, 2012. The Summit was co-sponsored by the Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School and the Juvenile Justice Initiative (JJI). The Summit focused on strategies to help youth leaving prison succeed and end the cycle of prison recidivism. Chairman Timberlake and Commissioner Biehl presented at the Summit.
      Bart Lubow, Director of the Juvenile Justice Strategy for the Annie E. Casey Foundation was keynote. Representative Gabel and her aide were unable to attend. JJI stated a report on the Summit would be released and shared with the meeting participants. The Commission is planning on having a series of community meetings in the fall to speak with stakeholders and encourage new champions of this issue.
      1. Status of Implementation
        Commissioner Biehl noted the extended Parole Study timeline. Commissioner Biehl proposed that the Commission consider starting talks with the public welfare foundation to determine if there is the potential for continuation funding for Stephanie's work. Commissioner Biehl will address this issue with Chairman Timberlake and Candice Jones. Candice Jones will schedule a call with Katayoon Majd (the program officer at public welfare).
        1. Communications
        2. Reentry Committee Update
  5. Youth Engagement
    Michelle Arnold reported that they have not met to review the Youth Engagement Project proposal comments. She indicated there have been too many changes since this project began in December. Candice Jones noted Michelle needed to take the lead on organizing a meeting for everyone to review the comments and strategize about next steps. The proposed date for that meeting was August 1st at 2:30pm.
  6. Data Liaison
    Commissioner Dana Weiner will begin attending all IJJC Committee Meetings in August to explain her role as Research Liaison to the Commission to each Committee. This position will provide research oversight, guidance for Commission-funded strategies and will centralize research inquiry and implementation for the Commission.
  7. Annual Report
    No further updates at this time.
  8. Communications Strategies
    1. Website
      Donna Taylor of YNC presented the plan for the website. The group had a lengthy discussion concerning contact boxes, links and mission statements. There was further discussion about clarifying the name of the JDAI committee. The committee will contact the Chairmen of JDAI, Commissioner Velasquez and Commissioner Roe for further input. Commissioner Jacobs would like the website to explain each grant and what purpose they serve. She added that other national reports can be added as necessary. The proposed website content, when complete, will be presented to the full Commission for approval.
    2. Messaging
    3. Social Marketing
    4. Three Year Plan Adaptation Update
      No updates, at this time.
  9. Other Items/Next Steps
  10. Next Meeting Date
    August 23, 2012, this meeting has been cancelled.
  11. Adjournment
    Commissioner Franco-Payne motioned to adjourn. Commissioner Biehl seconded the motion. All in favor, meeting adjourned at 3:48pm.