Salt Lake County
Criminal Justice Advisory Council
August 12, 2009
In Attendance:** David Litvack, CJAC Director, Conducting
Mayor Peter Corroon* Gary Dalton* Sherry Craig
Jean Nielsen* Patrick Anderson* JoAnn Seghini*
Judge Robert Hilder* Jackie Biskupski Christopher Bown
Judge John Baxter* Rick Schwermer Richard Hatch
Chris Snyder* Ashton Parry Dave Delquadro
Thomas McLelland Jeannie Edens Chris Kirkman
Johnnie Blackmon Joe Wheeler Gretchen Peri
Tim Whalen Kerry Steadman Curtis Preece
Paul Parker Pat Fleming Kelly Colopy
Senator Wayne Niederhauser* Sim Gill* Terry Fritz*
Judge Brendan McCullough* Lohra Miller* Tim Whalen
**Others may have been in attendance but did not sign the roll.
MEETING CONVENED AT NOON (lunch provided)
WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION
Mayor Peter Corroon welcomed everyone and asked for introductions.
• Approval requested of the May 13th Full CJAC Committee meeting minutes.
MOTION to approve by Jean Nielsen, seconded by Judge John Baxter.
IJIS (Integrated Justice Information System)
• Joe Wheeler of MTG gave a brief update. The three key points of IJIS are:
o Technology information sharing.
o Data analysis.
o Establishing a portal for connecting stakeholder information.
• Gretchen Peri of MTG presented The Dashboard Indicators report (copy attached
to original minutes).
o Any suggestions for improvement in the report should be sent to David
Litvack. A suggestion was made to show any notable trend information
on the front page.
o Senator Niederhauser asked if the report should include illegal
immigration status for possible criminality information. Discussion
• Jeannie Edens provided a copy of the last SPAN committee meeting minutes
(attached to original minutes). The topics of discussion at that meeting were:
o Nighttime releases.
o Increased case management at the Timmins House.
o Receiving Center concept.
o Dual Diagnosis Beds.
o Mental Health Docket put on hold.
• Client numbers have increased from thirty-three to thirty-nine. Maximum
capacity is sixty.
DA Resource Handbook
• The D.A.’s office is currently gathering and compiling resource information to be
entered in the handbook. The handbook will include, along with other
information, court ordered services, County services, substance abuse services
and mental health services.
• Send information and suggestions to Chris Bown at the D.A.’s office.
• It was suggested that partnering with 211 may be possible for soliciting and
CJAC OPERATIONAL PLAN UPDATE:
Re-entry Case Clearer Report
• Tom McLelland gave a review of the current services being provided (report
attached to original minutes)
Residential Treatment Beds Report/C.O.R.E (co-occurring reentry and empowerment)
• Richard Hatch explained the various programs Valley Mental Health offers to
facilitate Alternatives to Incarceration.
• Richard invited everyone to the Valley Mental Health C.O.R.E. Unit Open House
on August 13th from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Invitation attached to original
Substance Abuse Residential Treatment Beds
• Pat Fleming reported that the beds have been purchased and that capacity is still
• It is the fourth week of operation and all is going well. Prisoners are very
appreciative of the programs.
• There are two units open at the ADC.
• OCR’s are still occurring but September should show a reduction in the number.
Re-entry Program Report
• Johnny Blackmon explained the Re-entry Program Report (attached to original
minutes) and told of one of the successes.
• The current caseload is one hundred eighty.
• Brief discussion about the Re-entry Initiative being a sentencing option for
judges. It can be done.
• Kerry Steadman explained the HARP/RIO Report (attached to original minutes)
and noted that it is a program for transitioning into housing.
• The draft of the Receiving Center concept (attached to original minutes) was
reviewed by David Litvack. The information is changing and evolving daily and
the committee will meet again today.
With no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned at 1:35 p.m.
***Minutes available via CJAC website www.cjac.slco.org or by request to the CJAC
Administrative Assistant, Sherry Craig (801) 799-8413.