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Title:Juvenile Justice Commission
Website:http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=32000
Contact Name:Wendy Nussbaum
Contact Title:Executive Director
Contact E-Mail:Wendy.Nussbaum@illinois.gov
Function:The Commission develops, reviews, and approves the state's juvenile justice plan for federal funds; determines spending priorities and ensures compliance with federal laws and regulations; advises Department of Human Services on juvenile justice and delinquency prevention programs and services.
Term:3 years and until successor is appointed and qualified
Senate Confirmation:No
Party Affiliation:N/A
Qualifications:5 of the members shall be under the age of 24 at the time of appointment; 3 of the 5 youth shall have been or shall currently be under jurisdiction of the juvenile justice system; Majority of the members, including Chairperson, shall not be full-time employees of the Federal, State, or local government or full-time elected officials; Membership shall be racially diverse and include both men and women.
Compensation:Expenses
Composition:25 members appointed by the Governor: a. at least one locally elected official; b. law enforcement and juvenile justice agencies; c. public agencies concerned with delinquency prevention and treatment; d. private not-for-profit agencies; e. volunteers who work with delinquents; f. youth workers involved with incarceration alternative programs; g. special expertise in addressing problems of the family, school violence/ vandalism, and alternatives to expulsion/ suspension; h. special experience in learning disabilities, emotional difficulties, child abuse/ neglect, youth violence.
Authority:20 ILCS 505/17a -9 (from Ch. 23, par. 5017a -9)

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Ahitow, Rodney J.2/1/20165/1/2001GovernorMember, Public delinquency prevention & treatment agency, Special experience/competenceFulton
Biehl, Julie2/1/20177/25/2014GovernorMember, Private not-for-profit agencyNone
Bullard, Jacqueline2/1/201511/30/2011GovernorMember, Public agency concerned with delinquency prevention and treatmentMacon
Davis, Shelley A. 2/1/201810/31/2012GovernorMember, Special Expertise in addressing problems of the family, school violence/vandalism, and alternatives to expulsion/suspensionCook
Dixon, Veronica2/1/20115/19/2010GovernorMember, YouthMacon
Franco-Payne, Esther2/1/20161/25/2010GovernorMember, Special Expertise in addressing problems of the family, school violence/vandalism, and alternatives to expulsion/suspensionCook
Hill, George2/1/20156/1/1997GovernorMember, Public delinquency prevention & treatment agency, Community-based prevetion or treatment programMacon
Jackson, Arnetra2/1/20172/1/2010GovernorMember, YouthCook
Jackson, Ja'Vaune2/1/20214/20/2018GovernorMember, YouthCook
Jacobs, Lisa2/1/20167/25/2014GovernorVice-Chair, Special Expertise in addressing problems of the family, school violence/vandalism, and alternatives to expulsion/suspensionNone
Nelson, Patrick2/1/20167/25/2014GovernorMember, VolunteerNone
Rangel, Edward2/1/20141/25/2013GovernorMember, YouthCook
Reynolds, Mary2/1/20195/13/2016GovernorMember, Public agency concerned with delinquency prevention and treatmentSangamon
Roe, John Benjamin IV2/1/20176/15/2011GovernorMember, Locally elected officialOgle
Rudolph, Angela2/1/20185/13/2016GovernorMember, Private not-for-profit agencyCook
Timberlake, George2/1/20151/25/2010GovernorMember, Law Enforcement and Juvenile Justice AgencyJefferson
VACANTGovernorMember, Juvenile Justice AgenciesNone
VACANTGovernorMemberNone
VACANTGovernorMember, Law Enforcement and Juvenile Justice AgencyNone
VACANTGovernorMember, Volunteer who works with delinquentsNone
VACANTGovernorMember, Private not-for-profit agencyNone
VACANTGovernorMember, Law Enforcement and Juvenile Justice AgencyNone
Velasquez, Rick2/1/20211/25/2010GovernorChair, Volunteer who works with delinquentsCook
Viets-VanLear, Ethan2/1/20161/25/2013GovernorMember, YouthCook
Weiner, Dana2/1/20125/12/2011GovernorMember, Special Experience in learning disabilities, emotional disabilities, child abuse/neglect, youth violenceCook