I. Call to Order
Meeting was called to order at 9:21am.
II. Roll Call
Chairman Lisa Jacobs, Julie Biehl, Rick Velasquez, Esther Franco-Payne and IJJC Chairman George Timberlake. George Hill and Pamela Rodriguez on phone. Quorum present. Guests: Commissioner Rodney Ahitow on phone.
Staff: Rob Vickery, Julie Stremlau, Ron Smith, Heidi Mueller, Karima Douglas.
III. Approval of Minutes
Commissioner Velasquez moved to approve the February 20th and March 13th Planning and Grants minutes. Commissioner Biehl seconded the motion. Minutes approved.
IV. Program / Project Updates
A. DJJ Core Grant
Commissioner Jacobs discussed the DJJ Grant. DJJ is just under $360,000. They are advancing their assessments and are developing individual case plans for everyone. The group discussed DJJ’s proposal. The group would like an update on assessments, how far have they gotten? Commissioner Jacobs stated Models for Change (MfC) continues to work with DJJ. Chairman Timberlake and Commissioner Weiner continue to work on the data issues and reports. Commissioner Rodriguez stated she appreciates the committee’s updates on this but would like to see a written status report from DJJ. We need to have documentation. The group discussed individualized treatment, education, YASI, etc. It was determined that we will request a fiscal and programmatic update from DJJ. Commissioner Biehl added that we need a holistic discussion with MfC, DJJ and the Commission and what we are working toward-a process discussion.
Other (Reentry, ADB, etc.)
The group discussed whether the DB program is achieving the IJJC’s desired outcomes. Further discussion is needed to determine continued funding of this project. Rob Vickery explained his Reentry report update. The update recaps program successes, challenges, identifies what sites are learning and recommends improvements.
V. Fiscal and Strategic Planning
A. Title II
The group discussed the handout of the IJJC Values and Principles and is to determine what areas need to continue. The committee continued discussions of problems, opportunities and potential partners at each decision point of the juvenile justice system, with the goal of presenting possible priorities and activities for full Commission consideration in May.
VI. Committee Updates/Motions for Consideration
A. Communications Committee (JSO, RtA, etc.)
Final touches being made to the Annual Report.
B. DMC Committee (DMC Assessment Submission)
The Assessment is complete and DMC Committee working to finalize a shorter version for distribution. Commissioner Rodriguez will ensure this copy is ready for the public with assistance from Jim Bray and the Communications Committee.
C. JDAI / Detention Committee
Chairman Timberlake to present at the next JDAI conference.
D. Executive Committee
E. Data Liaison
VII. New Business
Commissioner Biehl moved to adjourn. Commissioner Jacobs seconded the motion. All in favor, meeting adjourned at 11:09am.