March 22, 2018 Data Committee Meeting


Members of the State Task Force Data Committee and staff. Public is welcome.


Thursday, March 22, 2018

2:00 PM

Call in Number

Please call 888-330-9549 and use code 230540#


  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call
  3. Review of previous meeting minutes/edit and approval
  4. Update the areas covered in the March 1 meeting
    1. Cost of doing nothing
    2. Link of neighborhood joblessness & crime in Chicago (see Crain's articles attached)
    3. Any specific LGBTQ numbers of youth who are jobless & out of school in DCFS and more broadly if this is available
    4. Opiate usage from various reports by IDHS, Gateway Foundation, and others (see attached)
    5. Graduate data, if we have any reliable data for state and districts; dropout rates that ISBE does from a fall snapshot (see attached)
    6. Graduation rate for DCFS youth and report
  5. Discuss report being developed by UIC - Great Cities Institute looking at jobless and out of school youth, 16-24, by race and sex, in Chicago, Cook County, other large cities in Illinois, including Aurora, Rockford, Peoria, Decatur, and Illinois data in other areas that are rural, specifically southeast areas and western areas in midstate Illinois.
  6. Other areas of data we want to research for Chicago, Cook County, other areas of the state, and areas in other states. We've brought on Grace Tran to work with us on this research and she can look through various reports that we'll find on Google and other search engines. 
  7. Data Committee schedule for meeting calls going forward.
  8. Other
  9. Adjournment