Audience

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

Date/Time

January 14, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Location

  • 401 S Clinton
    7th Floor Think Tank
    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 - December 10, 2014
  4. YMCA - Bridging the Divide
  5. Application Review Guide
  6. Annual Report
  7. Fiscal Update
  8. Project Updates
  9. New Business
  10. Adjourn

Minutes

  1. Call to Order
    The meeting was called to order at 9:13am.
  2. Roll Call
    Planning and Grants Chairman Lisa Jacobs, Julie Biehl, Esther Franco-Payne, George Hill, Rick Velasquez and IJJC Chairman George Timberlake. Staff: Rob Vickery, Karima Douglas, Ron Smith and Julie Stremlau. Guests: Susan Witkin, Ryan Lugalia Hollon and Tae Aderman.
  3. Approval of Minutes - December 10, 2014
    Commissioner Velasquez motioned to approve the minutes, Commissioner Biehl seconded the motion. Minutes approved.
  4. YMCA - Bridging the Divide
    Ryan Lugalia explained what the YMCA has been doing. They will be working with Chicago Police Department to embed many of the project's strategies in department operations. They are also hoping to spread the project outside Chicago. They requested $7,760 for this purpose. The group discussed possible strategies for this and the Commission's ongoing role. Commissioners recommended raising the amount to $10,000 to ensure sufficient funds for travel. Commissioner Velasquez motioned to approve $10,000 to expand Bridging the Divide outside Chicago. Commissioner Franco-Payne seconded the motion. All in favor, motion passed.
  5. Application review
    Applications are due February 6th. Executive Director Rob Vickery noted there will be special meeting dates added to the current February meeting schedule. A notice will be sent out. Rob Vickery explained the proposed format. Chairman Jacobs stated the JCEC (Juvenile Justice Council) will be a requirement and that DMC should be a focus area. The comments and changes discussed will be added to the current form. Commissioner Biehl motioned to approve the form as edited. Seconded by Commissioner Franco-Payne. Motion passed.
  6. Annual Report
    Rob Vickery explained the new proposed model for the Annual Report. Commissioner Franco-Payne added we need to focus on partnerships. The deadline for this report is March/April and it must be publicly published.
  7. Fiscal Update
    Executive Director, Rob Vickery gave the fiscal update. He gave an overview of the budget and discussed how we will be spending FY2012 dollars now. We do not have a final number on the unspent or unobligated funds.
  8. Project Updates
    Commissioner and JDAI Chairman Rick Velasquez informed the group that the JDAI Committee voted to end the Transportation Program after this year.  Tae Aderman gave a short overview of the proposals the Youth Advisory Board (Multicultural Youth Justice Coalition) received. Commissioner Velasquez motioned to approve the proposals from the Multicultural Youth Justice Coalition. Commissioner Biehl seconded the motion. Proposals approved.
  9. New Business
    None noted. Next meeting February 11th-canceled.  Update:  New meeting date Monday, February 23, 2015.
  10. Adjourn
    Commissioner Velasquez motioned to adjourn. Commissioner Franco-Payne seconded the motion. Meeting adjourned at 11:07am.