January 24, 2014 Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board


Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Members and Staff. The public is welcome to attend.


January 24, 2014, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.


This meeting will be conducted via video conference with Chicago & Springfield Locations as follows:

  • Chicago: 401 Clinton Building, 7th Floor Executive video conference room.
  • Springfield: Harris Building, 3rd Floor Executive video conference room.


  1. Approval of Minutes
  2. Staff Updates
    1. Contractual Position
    2. New Coordinator Position
  3. Acceptance of UIS Expansion Final Report
  4. RIOB Overview of ISU Report Findings
  5. Expansion Committee
    1. Approval of Minutes by Committee
    2. Funding Decisions Made by Committee
      -Kankakee-Add Iroquois
    3. Status of County Expansion Efforts
  6. FY14 Status of Funds
  7. FY14 Remaining Funds Discussion
  8. Focused Model Update
    1. Funding Decisions
    2. Status of Funded Programs
    3. Fiscal Update
    4. Continued Discussion of last meeting
  9. Annual Report
  10. Next Meeting: February 21, 2014
  11. Adjourn 


  1. Call to Order
    Anne Studzinski called the meeting to order at 1:05pm.
  2. Roll Call
    Betsy Clarke, Jim McCarter, Peter Parry, Patricia Griffith, Janet Ahern, Pamela Rodriguez, Anne Studzinski, George Timberlake, Rick Velasquez, Lindsey LaPointe, Athena Farmakis, Shamsideen Balogun, Rob Vickery, Karrie Rueter, John Payne, and Emily Rose.
  3. Approval of Minutes
    The RIOB discussed the meeting minutes from November 2013. 
    Motion: Patricia Griffith put forth the motion to approve the November 2013 meeting minutes. Jim McCarter seconded. Motion passed.
    Decision: The Board voted to approve the November 2013 minutes.
  4. Staff Updates
    Karrie Rueter announced to the board that Danielle Donovan had accepted another position and is no longer with Redeploy Illinois. The Redeploy Coordinator position has been approved and posted. It will take roughly 2 weeks for DHS personnel to review the packet. Ms. Rueter stated that best case scenario is that in 4 weeks we will have a new person on board. It is a bargaining unit position.
  5. Acceptance of UIS Expansion Final Report: UIS members attended the November meeting and presented the report. Ms. Studzinski pointed out several concerns of the earlier version and stated that the final report is much better that the previous one. She asked the committee if it should be accepted or not.
    Motion: Pamela Rodriguez put forth the motion to accept the UIS Expansion Report. Patricia Griffith seconded. Motion passed.
    Decision: The board voted to accept the report.
  6. RIOB Overview of ISU Report Findings
    Ms. Rueter noted that the researcher working on this report made additional changes up until September 2013 even though the funding ended in August of 2012. In the last meeting the report was accepted but the RIOB did not want the report to be cited as the RIOB believes that there were too many unresolved issues and concerns with sections of the report and some of the analyses that were included. The RIOB suggested summarizing the report findings that the Board felt had sufficient analysis to support. Chip Coldren and Ms. Rueter drafted a document listing what the findings did and did not say. After the last meeting Ms. Rueter made additional revisions as suggested and corrected a mathematical error. Ms. Studzinski pointed out to the RIOB that these findings would help explain what Redeploy is. The RIOB discussed that they were comfortable using the findings to explain Redeploy to others. Ms. Rueter suggested using the key findings information in the annual report because it proves what the RIOB has been stating. The RIOB agreed that the findings could be used in the annual report.
  7. Expansion Committee
    1. Approval of Minutes by Committee:
      Motion: Janet Ahern put forth the notion to approve the expansion committee minutes. George Timberlake seconded. Motion was passed.
    2. Funding Decisions Made by Committee
      Janet Ahern stated that the committee encouraged counties to expand but to date they have only been able to expand into Iroquois.
      Motion: Jim McCarter put forth the motion to adopt approval of Kankakee expansion into Iroquois. Rick Velasquez seconded. Motion was passed.
    3. Status of County Expansion Efforts
      The Committee reported that St. Clair was interested in expanding to outside counties. Washington, Randolph, Monroe, and Perry Counties. They have committed to proceed with planning grants intend to hire someone to do the analysis. The committee anticipates they will be submitting a request. Rock Island will not seek a planning grant this year but is considering to in July because of turnover at the Probation and Court Services Director position on January 1st the new director is very interested but needs to get settled. Staff is going to have a conference call about a planning grant with Tazewell as they have expressed interest. Ogle County may possibly come in with Lee. Ms. Rueter stated that Macon is still having conversations with Champaign.
  8. FY14 Status of Funds
    Ms. Rueter looked at what has been funded this year and what funds remain as well as the annualized amount for next year. She stated that roughly $1.2 million remains unobligated for this year.
  9. FY14 Remaining Funds Discussion
    The board discussed how these funds could be used for the remainder of the year. Ultimately, the board agreed that the expansion committee come back at the next meeting with ideas on what to do with the remaining funds and that anyone could provide them with possible ideas. Ideas that arose were employment strategies, work-force preparation and allowing sites to take 17 years olds into the program since they are now eligible.
  10. Focused Model Update
    1. Funding Discussion
      In FY14, we have received two applications for Redeploy Focused and have funded both. Logan County requested funds to pay for a juvenile sex offender evaluation and outpatient treatment. A total of $2,010 was approved, $250 for the evaluation and up to $1,760 for treatment and transportation to treatment as needed. DuPage County requested funds to pay for a Spanish-speaking clinician to deliver services to a youth receiving Intensive Probation Services. The clinician will work closely with Probation Department therapist to deliver treatment in a manner responsive to the family's needs. Total award is $2,720.
    2. Status of Funding Programs
      The Logan and DuPage contracts were finalized within the last 30 days, so services have only recently been initiated.
    3. Fiscal Update
      $4,730 has been awarded in FY 14. We budgeted $100,000 for the program; $95,270 remains available.
    4. Outreach
      Information about the program is being distributed to all eligible counties except those previously identified for Redeploy expansion.
  11. Annual Report
    Staff discussed the Annual Report explaining that the 2012 report had been due on December 31, 2013. Staff proposed making the annual report 2 years instead of one and include 2013 so that we would be able to present a more current report that demonstrates the significant level of expansion that has occurred since 2012, especially in light of the FY14 appropriation increase.
    Motion: Patricia Griffith put forth the motion to produce a 2 year report for 2012 and 2013. Pam Rodriguez seconded. Motion was passed.
  12. Next Meeting
    The next meeting will be held on February 21, 2014 at 1:00 - 3:00 pm.
  13. Adjourn
    Motion to adjourn at 2:55 pm by Jim McCarter; seconded by Rick Velasquez.