I. Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at 9:09am.
II. Roll Call
Planning and Grants Chairman Lisa Jacobs, IJJC Chairman George Timberlake, Julie Biehl, Rick Velasquez, Pam Rodriguez and Dana Weiner. George Hill and Esther Franco-Payne teleconference. Quorum present. Staff: Julie Stremlau, Brent Frey-Intern Loyola Law School and Donna Taylor. Chairman Jacobs introduced Brent Frey, an intern from Loyola Law School.
III. Approval of Minutes
Commissioner Velasquez motioned to approve May 2013 minutes; Commissioner Pamela Rodriguez seconded the motion. Minutes approved.
IV. Data Liaison Discussion
A. Commission research/data needs
The group had a long discussion concerning policy, research, analysis, responsibility and recommendations. It was suggested to add two new workgroups. Policy Analysis & Research Workgroup and Data Workgroup. There was discussion on how to approach this with training, hiring staff/consultants, broadening membership, etc.
B. DJJ Core Grant updates and reporting structure
V. Fiscal and Strategic Planning
A. Lead Committee Assignments for Commission Projects:
Chairman Jacobs explained the process that transpired to develop the Working Draft document the group reviewed. The document describes the IJJC’s assignments, projects and planning. The task for the day is to set priorities and assign responsibilities. Each IJJC Committee will be given a priority list and the task of determining hierarchy of that list. It was noted that this is a broad budget and we have $850,000 from FFY11 that must be spent by SFY15.
VI. The Tier system was chosen as 1-3, meaning: 1-Must; 2- Later; 3-No. Tier 1 will then be prioritized.
The following are the priority areas chosen:
Effective Crisis Response
Detention Programming and Care
Detention Operations Standards
Youth/Law Enforcement Partnerships
DMC Reduction through Local Planning and Governance
Strengthen Juvenile Justice Councils
Family Engagement & Support
Collateral Consequences and Confidentiality
VII. New Business
Motion to adjourn made by Commissioner Biehl, seconded by Commissioner Velasquez. Meeting adjourned at 11:10am.