December 19, 2012 Executive Committee Meeting


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


December 19, 2012, 9:00a.m. to 11:00a.m.


  • 401 S Clinton, 1st Floor
    Chicago, IL
  • 823 E Monroe
    Springfield, IL


  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call
  3. Approval of Minutes
  4. Raise the Age 
  5. Juvenile Sex Offender Study
  6. Annual Report
  7. Commission Members 
  8. Fiscal Status Update
  9. JABG
    1. Training Update
    2. Application & Transfer Updates
  10. Commission Data Liaison  
  11. Committee Updates
    1. DMC Assessment Update/Data Needs
  12. Next Meeting
    February 20, 2013
  13. New Business
  14. Adjourn


  1. Call to Order
    Meeting was called to order at 9:16am.
  2. Roll Call: Chairman George Timberlake, Vice Chairman Lisa Jacobs, Julie Biehl, Esther Franco-Payne, Pamela Rodriguez, Patrick Nelson, Arthur Bishop and Gene Griffin. Rick Velasquez and Randell Strickland by phone. Quorum Present. Staff: Jeff Bradley, Julie Stremlau, Rob Vickery and Heidi Mueller. Guests: Jim Bray (P).
  3. Approval of Minutes
    Chairman Timberlake moved to approve minutes from June 20, 2012, August 15, 2012 and October 17, 2012. Commissioner Jacobs seconded the motion with approved edits. All minutes approved.
  4. Raise the Age Report
    Commissioner Biehl explained that the Communications Committee finalized the Raise the Age recommendations reviewed in this meeting. Discussions ensued concerning addressing legislation, timelines concerning legislative sessions, execution of recommendations, etc. Chairman Timberlake clarified that the group is suggesting legislation not drafting legislation. Chairman Timberlake asked if the group was in agreement to allow Commissioner Jacobs to update the document with comments moving forward. Commissioner Griffin motioned to approve Raise the Age Report and approve final edits and submission of report by Commissioner Jacobs. Commissioner Biehl seconded the motion. All in favor, motion passed. Commissioner Biehl requested the Committee commend the hard work and dedication Stephanie Kollmann put into this report. The Committee so noted.
  5. Juvenile Sex Offender Study
    The committee reviewed the final recommendations of the JSO study. Discussion ensued around specific recommendations and a strategy for presenting those recommendations-including registry recommendations. The discussion continued concerning legislation. The group recommended approving 2 of the proposed 3 recommendations, with further discussions around the 3rd to continue. Commissioner Rodriguez motioned to approve recommendations finalized by Commissioner Jacobs's edits of 1 and 3. Commissioner Biehl seconded the motion. All in favor, motion passed.
  6. Annual Report
    Final approval will be determined on January 24th at the Communications Committee meeting.
  7. Fiscal Status Update
    None noted.
  8. JABG
    1. Training Update
      OJJDP attended the January 16th IJJC Commission meeting and completed JABG training.
    2. Application and transfer updates
      A meeting with AOIC is being scheduled and the transfer process continues.
  9. Commission Data Liaison
    No updates.
  10. Committee Updates
    1. DMC Assessment Update/Data Needs: Commissioner Rodriguez explained that on January 8th she and Heidi Mueller completed a teleconference call with OJJDP to update them on our progress.
  11. Next Meeting
    February 20, 2013
  12. New Business
  13. Adjournment
    Commissioner Biehl moved to adjourn, Commissioner Griffin seconded. All in favor, meeting adjourned at 11:24am.