Audience

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

Date/Time

May 13, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 

Location

  • 401 S Clinton
    1st Floor
    Chicago, IL
  • 815 E Monroe
    Springfield, IL
  • Call In: 888-494-4032 Code: 5329547331#

Agenda

  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call
  3. Approval of Minutes
  4. Update on end of year JABG spending
  5. ICOY Budget Update
  6. State-level Funding Requests
    1. IAJJC Possible Contract
    2. IBARJ Possible Grant
  7. Update on Senate Oversight Hearing and DOJ audit
  8. Three Year Plan Priorities, Goals, Activities (see attached)
  9. New Business
  10. Adjournment

Minutes

  1. Call to Order
    The meeting was called to order at 9:14am.
  2. Roll Call
    Commissioners: IJJC Chairman-George Timberlake, Planning and Grants Chairman-Lisa Jacobs, Rick Velasquez, Julie Biehl, Esther Franco-Payne and George Hill. Quorum present. Staff: Rob Vickery, Julie Stremlau and Karima Douglas. Guests: Kanako Ishida and Susan Witkin.
  3. Approval of Minutes
    Commissioner Hill motioned to approve minutes from February 23rd, March 9th, March 11th and April 8th. Commissioner Velasquez seconded. Minutes approved.
  4. Update on end of year JABG spending
    Executive Director, Rob Vickery explained the JABG funds are being spent down. We worked to deplete 2010 first and then 2011. Due to previous year's spending it appears we will not lapse any funds. 2011 grant ends June 30th, 2015. We continue to work to spend down the grant funds. We will be requesting a 12-month no-cost extension on JABG 2012 grant.
  5. ICOY Budget Update
    DMC Coordinator, Karima Douglas explained the ICOY budget materials in the packet. The Committee had questions about certain areas and Ms. Douglas explained.
  6. State-level Funding Requests
    Chairman Jacobs explained that for this meeting, we will not review the request from IAJJC. There was a recent meeting held with Judge Sawyer and the board. The members will now review and update their request with the changes proposed. The group seemed to have a concern with the focus on truancy and does not believe the IJJC should fund any truancy programming. Chairman Jacobs clarified that the IJJC does want to assist local communities in the best possible way. This discussion was tabled until the next Planning and Grants meeting.
    IBARJ - Continues to work with detention centers and the IJJC asked them to provide more information on their plans of action for year one, year two and also further expansion. It was recommended they initiate and consider an evaluation. The IJJC requested more on accountability and performance measures. We really want to see the plan for sustainability and an evaluation. Chairman Jacobs requested two follow up requests: 1) Need to clarify how they will expand their numbers, and 2) Define the questions and measures on the positive change in policies, practices, culture changes and their effect on youth. Executive Director, Rob Vickery has an issue with the amount requested. He would like to see more detail on the training aspect of the proposal or a decrease in the amount requested. Commissioner Hill agrees with Rob's comments on the cost. A request for clarification will be sent.
  7. Update on Senate Oversight Hearing and DOJ audit
    No time to update at this meeting, tabled.
  8. Three Year Plan Priorities, Goals, Activities
    Executive Director, Rob Vickery explained that the three year plan is due June 16, 2015. We anticipate about $1.4 million for Illinois but that amount has not been released by OJJDP at this time. Rob explained the current application and changes to the process. Please note that the finalized 3-Year Plan will need to be edited and finalized at next week's full Commission meeting. Input from all Commissioners is welcome. The group reviewed the current priority areas, goals and activities. Commissioner Velasquez stated he would prefer we do a few things well then attempt to accomplish too many and achieve less. The group discussed various topics and finalized. After editing and some additional information, this plan will be shared with the full Commission next week for review and final voting.
  9. New Business
    None noted.
  10. Adjournment
    Commissioner Biehl motioned to adjourn, Commissioner Velasquez seconded. Meeting adjourned at 11:15am.