March 15, 2012 JDAI Committee Meeting


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


March 15, 2012, 9:30a.m. to 11:00a.m.


  • 823 E Monroe-Springfield, IL
  • 160 N LaSalle, 10th Floor -Chicago, IL


  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call
  3. Approval of Minutes
  4. Chair's Comments
  5. Compliance Report
  6. Old Business
    1. JDAI 3 year plan
    2. Casey survey
    3. Casey State Team
    4. Results Based Accountability
      1. Statewide Screening Instrument
    5. IJJC Transportation Grant Review
  7. New Business
  8. Adjourn


  1. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 9:38AM.
  2. Roll Call: Chairman Rick Velasquez, Barb Shipp, Commissioners Ben Roe, Eugene Griffin, Rod Ahitow. Quorum present. Guests: Carmen Casas, Dr. Miquel Lewis. Staff Present: Ron Smith, Jeff Bradley, Julie Stremlau, Lin Ferguson and Karrie Rueter.
  3. Approval of Minutes: Commissioner Roe made a motion to approve the minutes of the January 12, 2012 meeting. Barb Shipp seconded the motion. All in favor. Minutes approved.
  4. Chair's Comments: No report.
  5. Compliance Report: Ron Smith reported that last year we were in compliance. New reporting begins each January for the year. We had no violations for Sight and Sound, DSO we moved up from 0.72 to 1.2-3 and we are allowed up to 5.8, so we are in very good shape in that area. As we decrease the transportation grants, we will have to monitor the impact on the four core requirements. Chairman Velasquez asked how compliance is put into the annual report. Ron answered that we show DSO violations by detention center. This Committee will become responsible for monitoring the Domestic Battery Program and eventually some additional new programs.
  6. Old Business
    1. JDAI 3 year plan: Overview - OJJDP requires us to submit a three year plan and Jeff Bradley provided a draft of the Detention Alternatives section. The roles and objectives were added which adds the domestic battery component. This is the broad overview, largely it remained the same except in sections 4, 5 and 6 which deal with expansion of the JDAI sites, funding for development of local juvenile justice councils and the Domestic Battery Pilot. Chairman Velasquez emphasized that we need to delineate the role of JDAI and how it is relative to the Commission's plan. Everything in the DMC section ties into JDAI and we need to stress that to the Feds. Jeff Bradley added that we can specify that these two areas coordinate together. The role relative to this plan for the Commission is sustainability by influencing change and helping to move programs forward through technical assistance and training opportunities. Karrie Rueter explained that roles can be broad in their description, but activities and their funding have to be specific in the writing of this report. Jeff will revise the report and redistribute.
    2. Annual Report - Jeff Bradley has been working to update the report for submission to Commissioner Franco-Payne and Jim Bray who will format it for inclusion into the Commission's report. The JDAI section has to be submitted today, 3/15/12. If you have any corrections, please let Jeff know today.
    3. Casey survey - Recommending rescinding action through the Commission for $30,000, because we have not received a letter of understanding or agreement delineating Casey's role and support. YNC does not want to carry the obligation without the letter of agreement and has not been received an agreement from Casey for two years. Jeff will continue to work with Carmen Casas and Dr. Miquel Lewis.
    4. Casey State Team
      No update
    5. Results Based Accountability:
      1. Statewide Screening Instrument
        No update
    6. IJJC Transportation Grant Review: We are beginning to look at a phase out of some of these grants while monitoring the impact it has on the counties. The data in Franklin County raises concern. Barb Shipp suggested that we take a look at the counties that are a priority. Ron Smith will continue to monitor DSO, Sight/Sound and kids being held in adult jails. We want assurance that there is a legitimate screening mechanism to help support the decision making for detention or holding a kid. If that support is not in place, funding is useless. Commissioner Roe offered his assistance to Jeff Bradley in gathering the data required to make that determination. Chairman Velasquez asked what screening process is being used.  Jeff Bradley will ask Susan Witkin to come to a meeting to explain the data and how to interpret it.
  7. New Business
    None noted
  8. Adjourn: Motion to adjourn made by Barb Shipp, seconded by Commissioner Ben Roe. Meeting adjourned at 11:10AM.  Next meeting May 10, 2012.