Audience

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

Date/Time

May 14, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Location

  • Illinois Collaboration on Youth
    111 E. Wacker, Suite 325
    Chicago, IL 60601
  • Call In:  888-494-4032; Code: 5329547331

Agenda

  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call
  3. Approval of Minutes
  4. Committee Updates/Motions for Consideration
    1. Planning and Grants
      1. Update SFY 2015 JABG Grants
      2. Know Your Rights Funding Request
      3. DJJ Budget Revision
    2. JDAI/DMC
    3. Data Liaison
    4. Communications Liaison
    5. Youth Advisory Board Updates
  5. Fiscal and Project Reports
    1. Grant and Funding Reports
    2. JSO Report Implementation Update
    3. Detention Transportation Study
    4. Re-Connecting the Pathways
  6. Membership Updates
    1. Commissioner Survey
    2. Committee Assignments
    3. Status of Appointments
    4. Other Updates
  7. New Business
  8. Adjournment

Minutes

  1. Call to Order
    Meeting was called to order at 9:22am.
  2. Roll Call
    Chairman George Timberlake, Vice Chairman Lisa Jacobs, Rodney Ahitow, Julie Biehl, Jacqueline Bullard, Shelley Davis, George Hill, Toni Irving, Patrick Nelson, Rick Velasquez, Dana Weiner. Staff: Ron Smith, Julie Stremlau, Rob Vickery, Jeff Bradley and Monica Kelly. Guests: Erica Hughes, Stephanie Kollman.
  3. Approval of Minutes
    Commissioner Hill motioned to approve the March 19th and April 9th IJJC minutes. Commissioner Ahitow seconded the motion. All in favor minutes approved.
  4. Committee Updates/Motions for Consideration
    1. Planning and Grants
      1. Update SFY 2015 JABG Grants
        Vice Chairman Jacobs explained the JABG applications were all reviewed April 24th. The applicants were chosen and recommended to be funded to the Executive Committee for final approval. A list of those agencies is included in today's materials. JABG 2010 grant was only extended to November 4, 2014. The JABG grantees have indicated they appreciate our information sharing and know more on a month to month basis. There was a proposal that was mistakenly omitted from review. The Commission read and reviewed the proposal. Many commissioners believe the application is missing key components. No motion was made to approve this application. Agency will be notified by Rob Vickery of the denial by the Commission.
      2. Know Your Rights Funding Request
        Planning and Grants Committee reviewed this proposal. There was a motion to develop and start processing this request with noted changes requested in the proposal for outcomes and strategy. Due to time constraints there is a need to start the PBC process. If after final rewrites and edits made by the Commission, the IJJC believes it is still not a solid request, the PBC will be pulled. Commissioners Ahitow and Hill voted no. Vice Chairman Jacobs abstained. All others in favor, motion carried.
      3. DJJ Budget Revision
        Commissioners Hill and Ahitow both spoke against funding the Department of Juvenile Justice for anything further. They indicated DJJ should lobby the legislature for what they need, not come to the IJJC for aid. The IJJC has asked for an exit report for previous funding they supplied. This request is to repurpose $10,000 that will de obligate on June 30th if not spent.
        Vice Chairman Jacobs moved to approve the $10,000. Commissioner Weiner abstained. Commissioners Ahitow and Hill voted no. All others in favor, motion passed.
    2. JDAI/DMC
      JDAI Coordinator, Jeff Bradley updated the group on recent activity. There is a bill that would allow for CCTV to be used for detention hearings. There are concerns about the constitutionality of the bill. A resolution was drafted, but has not passed both houses of the legislature, requiring the IJJC to complete a study to address the issue. Volunteers were solicited to form a work group.
      Senator Gibbons sponsored this bill, including a charge that the Commission identify the "most cost effective alternative to requiring the physical presence of youth." Commissioners Jacobs, Weiner, Velasquez and Timberlake have indicated they will participate in this workgroup. A call will be held next week to determine the structure of the group and the content of the report. Commissioner Jacobs added that we need an ad hoc policy group to guide these studies. We will need extensive data from DJJ and the detention centers.
      Chairman Timberlake recommended approving the Executive Committee to have oversight over the Transportation Study. Commissioner Ahitow moved and Commissioner Velasquez seconded. All in favor. Motion approved.
      Jeff Bradley updated the group on the recent JDAI Conference in Oregon. He stated that attending a model site is one of the best things sites can do to see other states and their innovations. The DSO report currently has no challenges. The issue continues with jails and lock ups in reference to domestic battery. Youth are returning home to the same situation with no treatment available. There will be legislation to assist hopefully. Jeff further explained the Detention Self-Assessment project, with St Clair and Peoria scheduled for participation.
      DMC Coordinator, Karima Douglas gave the DMC update. The committee plans to separate the JDAI and DMC committees, with the DMC committee meeting the third Monday of the opposite month from 2:30pm to 4:00pm on the opposite month of JDAI meetings. For now, the committees will continue to meet together on the JDAI meeting schedule. This will allow the expanded DMC committee to accomplish some necessary work, with business items addressed in joint meetings with the JDAI committee. Macon and Peoria are the 2 sites chosen for federally-funded DMC CASP projects.
    3. Data Liaison
      Commissioner Weiner talked about integration of data. The Annual Report is coming up and there is a need to talk about what data the IJJC will need. We need to coordinate and guide this report process. ICJIA Data Analyst Erica Hughes talked about what ICJIA does for the Commission. She will be at the Reconnecting the Pathways Conference. Chairman Timberlake asked for ICJIA to give an example of what they will provide for the conference. The group discussed county by county data and believes that if the counties knew their rank in the standings they would be more competitive.
    4. Communications Liaison
      The Communications Liaison was not present today. Vice Chairman Jacobs indicated there were no major updates at this time.
    5. Youth Advisory Board Updates
      The YMCA project continues. The plan is for someone representing the YMCA to regularly attend the DMC meeting to provide updates.
      DMC Coordinator, Karima Douglas updated the group on YAB. The YAB recently held a two day retreat at a forest preserve. They set their mission statement and overall structure. Discussed three consulting positions to run the YAB. The positions should be filled next week. The group discussed what it meant to be a part of the YAB update. They would like more direction from the IJJC as to their role. The other Commissioners asked about how these consultants would be chosen. Commissioner Davis noted that we have accountability here and need to ensure this consultant hiring process is done properly. Chairman Timberlake noted we need to discuss with the YAB their focus and ideas for moving forward. Commissioner Irving noted other YAB meetings that occur on a quarterly basis. She believes our YAB and this group should talk with one another. They are working on similar projects such as youth engagement and violence prevention. The group discussed whether the YAB be an independent body as with ownership comes increased participation.
  5. Fiscal and Project Reports
    1. Grant and Funding Reports
    2. JSO Report Implementation Update
      Work continues on the second wave of the JSO report release. We need the legislative aspect, outreach, and to include providers that treat sexually offending youth.
    3. Detention Transportation Study
    4. Re-Connecting the Pathways
      Rob Vickery updated the group on the Conference (June 2-4, 2014). Registration is currently at 450. The agenda is being updated and will be distributed to grantees. This Friday, May 16, 2014 is last day to reserve rooms for the conference in our block.
  6. Membership Updates
    1. Commissioner Survey
    2. Committee Assignments
      There have been no further updates on Committees.
    3. Status of Appointments
      No further updates on Governor's IJJC appointments, at this time.
    4. Other Updates
      None noted.
  7. New Business
    None noted.
  8. Adjournment
    Motion to adjourn made by Commissioner Ahitow and seconded by Commissioner Velasquez. Meeting adjourned at 1:55pm.