Audience

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

Date/Time

February 8, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Location

  • 401 S Clinton
    1st 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. Fiscal Update
  5. Program Updates
  6. OJJDP Compliance and 3 Year Plan Updates
  7. Project Updates
  8. New Business
    1. Current Requests for Funding
  9. Public Comment
  10. Next Meeting
  11. Adjourn

Minutes

  1. Call to Order
    Meeting was called to order at 9:06am.
  2. Roll Call
    Lisa Jacobs, George Timberlake, Rick Velasquez and Shelley Davis. Quorum present. Guests: Mandy McMillen, Susan Witkin. Staff: Karima Douglas, Julie Stremlau and Wendy Nussbaum.
  3. Approval of Minutes
    Motion to approve by Commissioner Velasquez, seconded by Commissioner Davis. December 14, 2016 minutes approved.
  4. Fiscal Updates
    Executive Director, Wendy Nussbaum updated the group on current funding. The group discussed the issues with the ending of the Stop-Gap budget. It appears our federal funding continues to be available and grantees are getting reimbursed for services provided. Chairperson Jacobs explained the Commission's role in the Illinois Juvenile Officers Association Conference. The Commission has consistently provided support to this conference. Wendy met with the association and she believes they are set in their conference topics but still want funding from the Commission.
  5. Program Updates
  6. OJJDP Compliance and 3 Year Plan Update
    DMC Coordinator, Karima Douglas announced that Ron Smith will be retiring in March 2017. The Compliance Report is due March 31st and is tied with the 3 Year Plan. OJJDP significantly modified their recommendations of the new and proposed regulations that are tied directly to our Compliance Report. The committee further discussed the Commission's role with IDOC and where we see further involvement in terms of monitoring officers, state and federal laws, etc. March Planning and Grants meeting agenda item to reconstruct the Compliance Monitoring process and future plans to remain in compliance and to meet the four core requirements and achieve outcomes the Commission desires.
  7. Project Updates
    Executive Director Nussbaum updated the group on the Reducing Reliance on Confinement and Improving Community-Based Responses for Girls at Risk of Entering the Juvenile Justice System. Referred to as the (Girls Grant). She explained the goals and focuses of the new grant and explained they have been having regular meetings to get this program off the ground. Illinois and New York are the only 2 states that received additional funding. DMC Coordinator, Karima Douglas asked about the status of the NOFO process. She has been working on incorporating DMC in specific councils to focus and give more intensive assistance to them. Her intent is to include this type of training and assistance in the application for the councils to allow them to budget for the travel, etc.
  8. New Business
    1. Current Requests for Funding
      There is a request for up to $4000 to produce a video on expungement. The graphics the Commission funded previously have definitely shown some effect and this video is proposed to have added effect and will get information out there. There are anticipated legislative discussions coming this spring about expungement and the more information available is a better informed public. A written proposal will be shared with the full Commission with the Executive Committee to approve the cost if so voted. This is a recommendation from Planning and Grants Committee to move forward with this video and final consideration by Executive Committee. Motion to approve video by Commissioner Velasquez, seconded by Commissioner Davis. Motion passed.
    2. Chairperson Jacobs reported that she presented the detention data report to the Illinois Juvenile Justice Leadership Council in January. She noted that Council members raised questions regarding detention admissions and screening criteria and seemed particularly concerned that there is no standardized or validated detention screening criteria in place across the state, which results in apparent variations between counties in the use of detention. She also reported that Council members discussed conditions of confinement and raised concerns over a lack of meaningful monitoring of the care of youth in detention facilities, as well as variations in lengths of stay in facilities and detention of 10, 11 and 12 year olds. The Council meeting also presented information regarding Cook County's new weekend detention hearings, with reports that, while these hearings seem to be working well in Cook County, no other county currently holds weekend hearings. Commissioner Jacobs noted that Council members were very interested in detention issues and in the data available from the Commission's annual reports. Commissioners discussed prior efforts to address the detention issues discussed by the Council and possible strategies for moving forward in a way that advances best practices in detention screening, admissions and release as well as ensures high standards of care for detained youth. Several Commissioners noted that they expect there to be further discussions of detention issues in the months to follow, particularly as the legislative session gets fully underway.
  9. Public Comment
    None noted.
  10. Next Meeting
    March 8, 2017
  11. Adjourn
    Motion to adjourn made by Commissioner Velasquez and seconded by Commissioner Davis. Meeting adjourned at 11:03am.