Audience

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

Date/Time

May 11, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Location

  • 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
    March 9, 2016
  4. Fiscal Update
    1. Juvenile Officers Association Conference Update
  5. JJC Contract Update
  6. FY17 Contracts and GATA Update
  7. Review of SFY16 System Improvement Grants
  8. New Business
  9. Public Comment
  10. Next Meeting
    June 8, 2016
  11. Adjournment

Minutes

  1. Call to Order
    Meeting was called to order at 9:08am.
  2. Roll Call
    Chairperson Lisa Jacobs, Julie Biehl, George Hill, Esther Franco-Payne. Quorum established at 9:30am.
  3. Approval of Minutes
    Commissioner Biehl motioned to approve the minutes, Commissioner Hill seconded the motion. March 9, 2016 minutes approved. 

    Commissioner Biehl gave a brief update on the Expungement Report release. She noted that the Commission's investments in graphic design - to help communicate the complex legal and procedural aspects of current expungement law and practice - and communications support had been proving helpful in presenting the report and its recommendation. Commissioner Biehl also discussed the widespread media coverage of the report. Commissioner Hill noted that - while expungement covers legal issues - the problems created by the fact that juvenile records are not confidential and are not easily expunged will resonate with the public. He suggests that the Commission needs to be ready to collaborate with policy makers, community members and others to implement the report recommendations.
  4. Fiscal Update
    1. Juvenile Officers Association Conference Update
      Karima Douglas gave an update on the JOA conference coming up, in the context of the Commission's grant to support the conference. She noted that the legal updates section is a big aspect of the conference, materials included in today's packet. The IJJC wants to discuss the expungement report at the conference and discussed materials needed.
  5. JJC Contract Update
  6. FY17 Contracts and GATA Update
    Chairperson Jacobs Chairperson Jacobs reported on the dialogue with DHS regarding implementation of the state's Government Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA). While GATA had not required changes to the Commission's prior processes, there may be changes required in the next fiscal year. Following additional conversation, committee members noted that it will be important to have guidance on GATA compliance as soon as possible, to guide planning for State Fiscal Year 2018. The group also discussed recent legislative updates. The IJJC asks the grantees for information and deliverables that align with the juvenile court act. We want to support but also hold the councils accountable for the data, services, etc. we request they complete.
  7. Review of SFY16 System Improvement Grants
    The group reviewed the System Improvement Grants for FY17. The committee went through each systems grant and discussed funding amounts and deliverables. We will move on from the Commission priorities and work from there. Commissioner Franco Payne noted that the DMC Committee will likely seek funds to advance the Committee's work during SFY17. Commissioner Biehl noted that resources may also be needed to support implementation of the Expungement Report recommendations.
  8. New Business
    Chairperson Jacobs provided a brief report on federal reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act and reported that reauthorization had been stalled by one Senator, who objected to proposed phase out of the Valid Court Order. She added that the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice, which is chaired by Judge Timberlake and for which she chairs a subcommittee, will be considering a recommendation to urge the removal of youth from federal sex offender registry (SORNA) requirements. The chances are good that OJJDP will consider this.
  9. Public Comment
    None noted.
  10. Next Meeting
    June 8, 2016
  11. Adjournment
    Commissioner Franco-Payne motioned to adjourn. Chairperson Jacobs seconded the motion. Meeting adjourned at 10:40am.