Audience

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

Date/Time

June 27, 2013, 2:00p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location 

  • 2020 Metropolis
    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
    1. Annual Report
    2. Raise the Age Report
    3. Juvenile Sex Offender Study
    4. Juvenile Reentry Improvement Study
      1. Community Briefings
    5. Youth Engagement
    6. DJJ Vocational Education
    7. DMC Assessment
      1. Communications and Release
  5. Data Liaison
  6. Communications Strategies
    1. Website
  7. New Committee Structure
  8. Other Items / Next Steps
  9. Next meeting 
    July 25, 2013
  10. Adjournment

Minutes

  1. Call to Order
    Meeting was called to order at 2:10pm.
  2. Roll Call
    Present: Co-Chairmen Julie Biehl and Esther Franco-Payne; Commissioners Lisa Jacobs, Shelley Davis and IJJC Chairman George Timberlake. Quorum present. Guests: Commissioner Dana Weiner, Esther intern (Jessie?), Stephanie Kollmann and Brent Frey; Staff: Julie Stremlau, Heidi Mueller, Rob Vickery and Karima Douglas.
  3. Approval of minutes
    Commissioner Davis moved to approve May 23, 2013 minutes, Commissioner Jacobs seconded the motion. Minutes approved.
  4. Status of Reports
    1. Annual Report
      The Annual Report is complete and in the process of finalizing distribution.
    2. Raise the Age Report
      The Governor has been asked to sign the Raise the Age bill at a Leadership Council ceremony on July 9th. No response at this time.
    3. Juvenile Sex Offender Study
      Commissioner Jacobs reported that Dr. Anita Weinberg is drafting the Sex Offender Study Report, should be ready next week.
    4. Juvenile Reentry Improvement Study
      No update.
    5. Youth Engagement
      Still no word from Governor's office on youth commissioner application and appointment. Group continues to meet and address issues.
    6. DJJ Vocational Education
      No update.
    7. DMC Assessment
      1. Communications and Release
        DMC Appeal accepted by OJJDP. Assessment work continues.
  5. Data Liaison
    Executive Director, Heidi Mueller and Commissioner Jacobs continue to meet with Commissioner Weiner about data issues. Suggested Commissioner Weiner serve on all IJJC Committees with data issues, as needed and feasible.
  6. Communications Strategies
    1. Website
      Rob Vickery explained the IJJC website continues to be updated as necessary.
  7. New Committee Structure
    The group discussed the current issue of membership to this committee and others and the lack of participation by other members of the Commission. The group discussed the overall structure of the current committees. The IJJC has the task of completing priorities and finalizing a list of duties for each committee. The group discussed the new Policy and Research committee and its focus. Commissioner Jacobs explained the findings, new committee priorities and discussed the role of the Communications committee and how it should and will affect the new committees to be structured. There was discussion of eliminating the Communications committee and focus on the newer work groups-coordination of policy analysis with communications focus. The full commission will be asked at the July meeting to address new membership or the dissolution of the Communications committee. The IJJC needs to determine the work required by all to have the most effective committees and structure.
  8. Other Items / Next Steps
    The group discussed DJJ and the issues with current programs and response by DJJ. DJJ will present at the next full Commission meeting.
  9. Next meeting date
    July 25, 2013
  10. Adjournment
    Motion to adjourn meeting made by Commissioner Biehl, seconded by Commissioner Jacobs. Meeting adjourned at 4:11pm.