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					                                   The 16th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
                                   JUVENILE JUSTICE BOARD
                                            May 14, 2012
                                   Wesley House Conference Room
                                          Truman Avenue
                                        Key West, FL 33040

                                            MINUTES

CALL TO ORDER

Chair, Steve Torrence.

ATTENDANCE

Steve Torrence, Amy Baldree, Tony Wagner, Doug Blomberg, Teri Rossi, Dennis Ward, Lacy Caraballo,
Andy Sommers, Rosemary Enright, Jane Muir-Isherwood, JoAnn Brancel, Karen Knight, Elena George,
Reggie Smith, Sylvia Murphy, Maureen Kempa, Elaine Thompson, Sue Kunas, note taker.

INTRODUCTIONS

      Self- Introductions were made.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

      The April 2012 minutes were approved as presented.

      CHAIR STEVE TORRENCE turned the floor over to Amy Baldree.

      INTRODUCTION OF MR. TONY WAGNER, DCF
       Amy Baldree, Program Administrator of DCF introduced Mr. Wagner to the Juvenile Justice
       Board; he is the Community & Resource Development Director of the South Region of the
       Department of Children and Families. Mr. Wagner presented his biographical information and his
       current position and his intent to support the efforts of the Children & Families of Monroe County.
       There are plans for new services in the making.

      PROBATION REPORT: CHIEF PROBATION OFFICER KAREN KNIGHT

       There is a push in the Department of Juvenile Justice to make more use of the Civil Citation
       Program. Circuit 16 has been doing Civil Citation for years but many circuits are not taking
       advantage of the program. By diverting first-time misdemeanants through civil citation, millions
       of dollars will be saved that would otherwise be spent if youth were arrested and required to go
       through formal delinquency processing.

       Civil Citation is a program with law enforcement where the youth is diverted at the time of the
       arrest; it makes the youth accountable for delinquent behavior, involves the parent in sanctioning
       the youth and to prevent the youth from having further involvement in the juvenile justice system.

       Civil Citation Program Manager, Sherwood Hanford and the Department of Juvenile Justice,
       Juvenile Probation Officer Supervisor, Geoff Peattie recently visited the Key West Police
      Department at both roll call sessions on two different days to cover all shifts and explained the
      Civil Citation program and encouraged our Key West police to take advantage of this program.

      Civil Citation is a part of the Reform Mission of the Department of Juvenile Justice along with
      Alternatives to Detention and No misdemeanor commitments.

     Personnel Update – There was a Juvenile Probation Officer resignation in the Islamorada Office,
      we are advertising that vacancy on People First. We have one more vacancy for a Juvenile
      Probation Officer that we hope to receive authorization from Headquarters to fill. That would be
      staffed in the Key West office giving us 3 Juvenile Probation Officers in Key West, one in the
      Upper Keys Office and one in the Marathon office.


     DETENTION REPORT: Superintendent Tynes was not in attendance today. Last report was
      that Detention does not have any vacancies at this time.

     ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION:

     Ms. Rosemary Enright, Public Defender suggested we get started on lobbying the Legislature
      about retaining our Monroe County Juvenile Detention Center.

         NEXT MEETING: June 11, 2011 Wesley House Conference Room 2:00 PM

         The NOMINATING COMMITTEE will meet immediately following this session.

ADJOURNMENT:

     The meeting was adjourned at 2:30 PM.

				
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