Audience

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

Date/Time

May 24, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Location

  • 401 S Clinton
    Video Conference Room
    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 Updates
  5. GATA/NOFO Application Reviews
  6. Program Updates
  7. Public Comment
  8. Next Meeting
    June 14, 2017
  9. Adjourn

Minutes

  1. Call to Order
    Meeting was called to order at 8:43 AM.
  2. Roll Call
    Chairperson Lisa Jacobs. Commissioners Julie Biehl, Shelley Davis, George Hill, George Timberlake, Rick Velasquez. Quorum present. Staff: Karima Douglas, Wendy Nussbaum, Dick Walsh and Julie Stremlau.
  3. Approval of Minutes
    Commissioner Velasquez motioned to approve. Commissioner Davis seconded the motion, minutes approved.
  4. Fiscal Updates
    No fiscal update was given as the focus on the meeting was to be application review.
  5. GATA/NOFO Application Reviews
    Chairperson Jacobs began the meeting by explaining the review process and explained the handouts to facilitate the discussion. There were three NOFOs available the Commission is to consider. We received 10 Juvenile Justice Council NOFOs, 1 Juvenile Justice Training and Technical Assistance NOFO and 5 System Improvement NOFOs. Reviewers were Lisa Jacobs, Shelley Davis, Rick Velasquez, George Timberlake and Wendy Nussbaum.
    Wendy explained the process of voting on these applications and how the Planning and Grants Committee will review the reviewer recommendations and make a decision on programming. The Planning and Grants Committee will then present their recommendations to the Full Commission for the final vote. Wendy explained the provided score sheet to the Committee. Each reviewer scored an application on a scale of 0-100 with the potential of additional priority points. At least three reviewers scored each application and the resulting scores were averaged together. If the average score fell beneath "70", funding was not recommended. If the average score was between "70" to "80"; the application required further discussion before a funding recommendation could be made. If the average score was "80" or above, funding was automatically recommended. Recommended funding amounts could be adjusted based on available funds. The Commission anticipates having between $900,000 to $980,000 available for FY 18.
    Chairperson Jacobs facilitated the discussion of the system improvement applications received:
    1. Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) requested $185,000 for compliance monitoring activities. Chairperson Jacobs noted that the IDOC application did not follow the NOFO procedure. She did explain the importance of their job and the overall necessity they meet. The overall score was a 71 and is in the maybe category. The group discussed the years of partnership the Commission has had with IDOC and the compliance requirements. It was noted the amount recommended, if funded, would be half of their requested amount. Due to the decreased amount the Commission is receiving from OJJDP, the Commission has asked that IDOC begin to cover the cost of review and compliance. Chairperson Jacobs has volunteered to work with IDOC to create a MOU that will address our needs in this area. That MOU has not been finalized so we cannot verify IDOC will continue to monitor the necessary facilities.
      The group again discussed the current issues with the IJJC being responsible to pay IDOC to monitor facilities to keep Illinois in compliance. The recommendation from the Planning and Grants Committee is not to fund IDOC but if necessary due to failure with impending MOU and to remain in compliance, the Commission will set aside $95,000. Chairperson Timberlake motioned to approve not funding IDOC but to maintain $95,000 to use as necessary. Commissioner Hill seconded the motion. All in favor, motion passed.
    2. Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) requested $30,000 for Research and Data Collection. Commissioner Hill motioned to approve and Chairperson Timberlake seconded. Approved, motion passed.
    3. The Illinois Association of Juvenile Justice Councils (IAJJC) requested $45,000 to provide juvenile justice technical assistance across the state. Chairman Timberlake motioned to approve. No second was noted . The IAJJC average score fell between 70-80 so discussion ensued, centering around the role of the IAJJC . Issues noted were lack of data or work product over the previous years they have been funded. Commissioner Jacobs stated she does not believe this model is working. The councils need technical assistance and the reviewers do not believe the IAJJC is providing this. Funding was not recommended by Planning and Grants.
    4. Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago requested $200,000 to implement a model diversion plan take referrals, screenings and complete case plans for 100 juvenile-justice involved youth. This proposal was unusual in that it did not include a partner within the juvenile justice system and would be based within a hospital. Initial recommendation of the committee was to not fund. Lurie would provide the administrative functions of the project and TASC would be subcontracted to provide the direct services. Commissioner Hill motioned to approve Lurie for a contract solely for the administrative functions for $20,000. Commissioner Biehl seconded the motion. All in favor, motion passed. It was noted Commissioner Velasquez is a member but this collaboration but not for funding, no need to recuse himself.
    5. Illinois Collaboration on Youth (ICOY) requested $300,000 to provide training and technical assistance, Commission meeting support, compliance monitoring and DMC work. The group reviewed and suggested reducing the award amount to $150,000. Commissioner Hill motioned to approve. Commissioner Davis seconded the motion. As ICOY board members, Commissioner Velasquez and Vice Chairperson Jacobs abstained from the vote and were not present for voting. Motion passed.
    6. The Center for Prevention Research and Development (CPRD) requested $200,000 to continued JMIS operations and to provide training and technical assistance to the Councils. Recommend to fund. Commissioner Biel motioned to approve funding. Chairman Timberlake seconded the motion. Approved, motion passed.
  6. Program Updates
    Wendy Nussbaum announced that Illinois received notification from OJJDP that Illinois has successfully passed its Compliance Review. This is good news as the new Federal rules and standards were used for the review. Illinois is in full compliance.
  7. Public Comment
    There were no public comments.
  8. Next Meeting
    August 9, 2017
  9. Adjourn
    The Planning and Grants meeting was ended due to time constraints. The remainder of the applications, including the applications for Juvenile Justice Councils, will be reviewed today by the full Commission. Meeting adjourned at 10:23am.