Audience

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

Date/Time

December 10, 2014, 11:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. 

Location

  • 160 N LaSalle
    10th Floor
    Chicago, IL
  • 823 E Monroe
    Springfield, IL
  • Call In:  888-494-4032
    Code: 5329547331#

Agenda

  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call
  3. Approval of Minutes
  4. Committee Reports & Assignments
  5. New Business
    1. Approval of Application for Funding
    2. Pay for Success Funding Request Review
    3. Bridging the Divide Next Steps
  6. Approval of 2015 IJJC Calendar
  7. Next Meeting: February 18, 2015
  8. Adjourn

Minutes

  1. Call to Order
    Meeting was called to order at 11:15am.
  2. Roll Call
    Chairman George Timberlake, Lisa Jacobs, Julie Biehl, Susan Fields, Esther Franco-Payne, George Hill, Rick Velasquez. Quorum declared present. Staff: Rob Vickery, Julie Stremlau, Karima Douglas. Guests: Susan Witkin.
  3. Approval of Minutes
    Commissioner Jacobs motioned to approve the minutes, Commissioner Velasquez seconded. Minutes approved with edits.
  4. Committee Reports & Assignments
    The Mikva Challenge request was moved from discussion in the Planning and Grants meeting to the Executive Meeting due to time constraints. The Mikva Challenge Juvenile Justice Council requested $14,150 in funding for the advertising of the Expunge.io web application. It is a cutting edge web-app that allows traditionally disconnected youth to find out if they qualify to expunge their criminal record and links youth to pro bono lawyers who will assist them. Commissioner Biehl talked about the expungement laws and how the IJJC should not fund advertising when the State should pay for this. This request was referred to the full Commission.
  5. New Business
    1. Approval of Application for Funding
      Planning and Grants Chairman Jacobs explained the plan established in the Planning and Grants meeting concerning JABG applicants and programs. Commissioner Jacobs motioned to approve the JJC/JABG revamped application. It is a committee motion, no second required. All in favor. Motion passed.
    2. Pay for Success Funding Request Review
      The group discussed this topic at length. Commissioner Fields explained that Governor Pat Quinn announced plans for a new public-private partnership with the Conscience Community Network (CCN), a collaboration of seven child welfare and juvenile justice providers, to improve outcomes for at-risk youth dually-involved in both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Using an innovative "Pay for Success" performance contract, this project represents a significant new investment in early interventions that improve outcomes for children who are among the most difficult to serve in Illinois. Scott Kleiman from the Governor's Office of Management and Budget presented DCFS' request of $114,434 from the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission to support planning and pilot phase evaluation activities conducted by the research and evaluation Team. Commissioners questioned whether the analysis could be narrowed. Our current systems are not integrated and how does funding this help our future goals? Commissioner Fields offered to convene a meeting between Commissioners and DCFS to discuss this further. The results of this discussion will be presented at the full Commission meeting in January.
    3. Bridging the Divide Next Steps
      The YMCA program is currently operating exclusively in Chicago, but it has the potential to impact communities across the state. The YMCA will present a proposal to Planning and Grants in January.
    4. Approval of 2015 IJJC Calendar
      The IJJC calendar will be posted on the website and any updates or changes will be posted to the site as soon as necessary.
    5. Bylaws Update
      Commissioner Jacobs recommends adding guidelines for public comment to the Commission's bylaws. Karima Douglas will review these and offer recommendations at the next Executive Committee meeting.
  6. Next Meeting: February 18, 2015
  7. Adjourn
    Commissioner Velasquez motioned to adjourn. Commissioner Franco-Payne seconded. Meeting adjourned at 12:31pm.