September 27, 2012 Communications Committee Meeting


Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission Communication Committee Members and Staff.  The public is welcome to attend.


September 27, 2012, 2:00p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


  • 2020 Metropolis
    30 West Monroe
    13th Floor
    Chicago, IL
  • 823 E Monroe
    Springfield, IL 


  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call
  3. Approval of minutes
  4. Status of Reports & Legislation
    1. Raise the Age
    2. SB2151 - Sex Offender Bill
    3. SB1725 Juvenile Reentry Improvement Study
      1. Status of Implementation
        1. Communications
        2. Reentry Committee Update
  5. Data Liaison
  6. Youth Engagement
  7. Annual Report
  8. Communications Strategies
    1. Website
    2. Messaging
    3. Social Marketing
    4. Three Year Plan Adaptation Update
  9. Other Items / Next Steps
  10. Next meeting date
    October 25, 2012
  11. Adjournment


  1. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 2:11PM.
  2. Roll Call: Chairman George Timberlake, Co-Chairmen Esther Franco-Payne and Julie Biehl, Commissioner Lisa Jacobs, Dana Weiner. Quorum present. Guests: Betsey Clarke, Stephanie Kollmann, Jim Bray. Staff: Jeff Bradley, Rob Vickery, Julie Stremlau, Lin Ferguson.
  3. Approval of minutes: Commissioner Jacobs made a motion to approve the minutes of the July 23, 2012. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Biehl. All in favor, none opposed. Minutes approved.
  4. Status of Reports & Legislation
    1. Raise the Age: Stephanie Kollmann will be developing recommendations to be presented at the next commission meeting. The findings support a recommendation to raise the age of juvenile court jurisdiction to 18. We still need to consider whether there should be a corollary recommendation to raise the age of detention to 18 as well.
      Next Steps: Will make a data request to AOIC.
    2. SB2151 - Juvenile Sex Offender Bill: A new name is being sought, because of the stigma associated with the words sex offender. Everyone is welcome to join the work groups. Commissioner Weiner added that it is important for the Committee to back up the findings with data.
    3. SB1725 Juvenile Reentry Improvement Study
      1. Status of Implementation:
        1. Communications
        2. Reentry Committee Update: Planning for community meetings is complete and we are ready to begin.
  5. Youth Engagement: Meeting on Monday with YNC to develop a strategy.
  6. Data Liaison: Commissioner Weiner distributed the spreadsheet that shows all of the data reports. She is working on the Transportation Grant and the DMC Report. DJJ has hired a data person.
  7. Annual Report: Jim Bray presented the report and asked for feedback. The data included is the most recent available. A statement will be included describing that the lack of current data impedes decision makers from making accurate decisions surrounding data issues. Commissioner Weiner pointed out that the cost of incarcerating a youth is not correct in the report. She will send the correct figures to Jim Bray. The Committee will leave it up to Jim Bray to revise the report.
  8. Communications Strategies
    1. Website: Rob Vickery reported that there was only one change requested to the website page distributed at the September Commission meeting. Any recommendations should be submitted to Donna Taylor at YNC immediately. Chairman Timberlake said that he wants the website operational ASAP. Jeff Bradley and Rob Vickery will work with Donna Taylor at YNC to get the website up and running. Rob Vickery added that he thinks it will be mid-December before the website is ready to go live.
    2. Messaging: No update.
    3. Social Marketing: No update.
    4. Three Year Plan Adaptation Update: No update.
  9. Other Items/Next Steps
  10. Next meeting Date
    October 25, 2012
  11. Adjournment: Commissioner Jacobs made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Commissioner Biehl seconded the motion. All in favor. None opposed. The meeting was adjourned at 4:00PM.