Juvenile Justice Commission

Board and Commission Details

Contact Name

Kristen Marshall;

Contact E-Mail

Kristen.Marshall@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 Member Expiration Member Since Affiliation Appointed By Position Title County
Laudermilk, Era 02/01/2024 05/29/2020 Governor Member, Juvenile Justice Agencies Cook
Vacant Governor Member
Allen, Marshan 02/01/2026 03/13/2020 Governor Member, Law Enforcement and Juvenile Justice Agency Cook
Progar, MIchelle 02/01/2025 08/05/2022 Governor Member, Public delinquency prevention & treatment agency, Special experience/competence
Rodgers, Keyria 02/01/2025 12/09/2020 Governor Member, Public agency concerned with delinquency prevention and treatment Macon
Mbekeani-Wiley, Michelle 02/01/2024 08/25/2020 Governor Member, Private not-for-profit agency Cook
Buhl, Candi 02/01/2024 07/08/2022 Governor Member, Special Expertise in addressing problems of the family, school violence/vandalism, and alternatives to expulsion/suspension Peoria
Bullard, Jacqueline 02/01/2023 11/30/2011 Governor Member, Public agency concerned with delinquency prevention and treatment Macon
Felix, Savannah 02/01/2025 03/13/2020 Governor Member, Volunteer who works with delinquents Cook
Vacant Governor Member, Public delinquency prevention & treatment agency, Community-based prevetion or treatment program
Meehan, Tamela 02/01/2025 01/25/2021 Governor Member, Volunteer Cook
Floyd, Jelani 02/01/2023 01/22/2021 Governor Member, Private not-for-profit agency Cook
Franco-Payne, Esther 02/01/2022 01/25/2010 Governor Member, Special Expertise in addressing problems of the family, school violence/vandalism, and alternatives to expulsion/suspension Cook
Klonsky, Amanda 02/01/2024 03/16/2020 Governor Member, Law Enforcement and Juvenile Justice Agency Cook
Davis, Kaylin 02/01/2026 09/02/2022 Governor Member, Youth
Viets-VanLear, Ethan 02/01/2016 01/25/2013 Governor Member, Youth Cook
Jackson, Arnetra 02/01/2026 02/01/2010 Governor Member, Youth Cook
Velasquez, Rick 02/01/2024 01/25/2010 Governor Chair, Volunteer who works with delinquents Cook
Weiner, Dana 02/01/2024 05/12/2011 Governor Member, Special Experience in learning disabilities, emotional disabilities, child abuse/neglect, youth violence Cook
Vacant Governor Member, Private not-for-profit agency
Montoya, Anthony 02/01/2026 09/01/2023 Governor Member, Youth Cook
Vacant Governor Member, Locally elected official
Vacant Governor Member, Law Enforcement and Juvenile Justice Agency
Jacobs, Lisa 02/01/2025 07/25/2014 Governor Vice-Chair, Special Expertise in addressing problems of the family, school violence/vandalism, and alternatives to expulsion/suspension
Jackson, Ja'Vaune 02/01/2024 04/20/2018 Governor Member, Youth Cook