The State Capitol
Governor's Board Room
Salt Lake City, Utah
Wednesday, December 12, 2001
11:30am - 1:30pm
MEMBERS PRESENT: CMSN STAFF:
Ed McConkie and Susan Burke (Meeting Co-Chairs) Sandra Kinoshita
John Adams Haruko Moriyasu Jah-Juin Ho, Intern
Christina Barrera John Nielsen
Daniel Becker Jerry Cook,
Paul Boyden for Brad Slater Paul Boyden
Mike Chabries Anthony Smith Cmsnr Bob Flowers
Kal Farr Joan Smith Brent Johnson
Sid Groll Judge Bill Thorne Joe Tafua
Keith Hamilton Deidre Tyler
Vivian Patterson, for John Hill Rep. Lamont Tyler FACILITATORS
Dan Maldonado Carolina Webber Kathy Elton
Judge Tyrone Medley Michael Zimmerman Bev Klungervik
1. WELCOME, REVIEW OF MINUTES FROM LAST MEETING, & AGENDA REVIEW: (Ed McConkie)
Ed McConkie called the meeting to order and Camille Anthony
(Director of CCJJ) welcomed everyone to the Capitol. The minutes from Meeting
#3 were approved without amendment. Lunch was served and the agenda reviewed.
2. PRESENTATION ON THE JUVENILE JUSTICE BOARD/CCJJ IMPLEMENTATION EFFORTS:
Please see the first portion of the PowerPoint presentation handout. In addition, there were pamphlets ("Do the Write Thing") and newsletters ("For the Record") distributed at the meeting and mailed to those not present.
Noted from the PowerPoint presentation:
much of CCJJ's charge is the administering of grant monies, see newsletter for funded projects/programs
The Utah Crime Reduction Plan was borne from a two-day summit attended by sheriffs, chiefs, and law enforcement leaders
Disproportionate Minority Confinement (DMC) issues are of high importance to CCJJ. To date in Utah, it has been studied, existence confirmed, and now programs are in place to counteract and correct disparities. It is a priority area for grant funding
Workforce Response (p. 4): EEO Plan requirements-applicable grant requesting agencies must submit community demographics and workforce demographics along with an EEO plan to address disparity and how they will affect change in this area. No one is monitoring if there is actually implementation of the EEO plan
Administration Responses (p.6): the pre/post tests help to measure behavioral changes and impact of funded programs; all data is in one database through the Research Consortium; time intensive at approximately 1 hour per survey
Data Response (p. 7): UBJJ's Risk and Protective Factor survey started in July 2001
3. PRESENTATION ON THE SENTENCING COMMISSION'S IMPLEMENTATION EFFORTS:
Please see the second portion of the PowerPoint presentation handout. Noted from this document:
There is membership overlap amongst the various commissions
The Research Consortium conducts the research and there are delays with the nation's universities tightening of Institutional Review Board processes; delay progress
On the Utah Sentencing Commission, the governor has appointed Steve Kelley from the federal courts to be the designated seat to "exhibit sensitivity to the concerns of ethnic composition of the population"
Adult Sentencing & Release Guidelines are available at: www.sentencing.state.ut.us
USC Research Plan (p.11): the blind study is just starting now. When the random sample case files are doctored to ensure confidentiality (eg. Removal of names, race, etc), coded language will also be removed
the researchers welcome input, suggestions, etc. Please contact Ed or Susan.
4. MISSION STATEMENT DISCUSSION (Kathy Elton & Bev Klungervik)
Kathy Elton reviewed the handouts: the draft mission statement developed by Haruko Moriyasu, Susan Burke, and Dan Becker, the brainstorm results from the Orientation, and the prioritization of the brainstorm results from the Second Commission Meeting. We broke into small groups of four people to discuss:
What to keep
keep in present state
exerting our influence to force change in system
collective and individual responsibility
Aequality and justice for all people..."
Aengaging all people"
What to change
jump from aspirations to action-separate philosophy from actions to be taken
make it achievable
Apromote research" instead of "sponsor research"
What to add
more legislative involvement; add words to promote legislative involvement
more community involvement
Areport and disseminate information", distribution of results
Aeducate the public of the nature and purpose of its member agencies" within the last sentence
a. Key players in the Criminal Justice System have to be committed to the implementation of Task Force Recommendations
b. accountability = public accountability
c. Lack of political power to give the Commission teeth (eg. Sanctions for not implementing)
Kathy identified four themes
a. Collaboration among agencies; sharing
b. Communication between agencies and with public
c. Identifying and sharing best practices
d. Overseeing implementation
Format of Mission Statement
Philosophical statement followed with a list of actions
a. Subcommittee #2 (Haruko Moriyasu, Carolina Webber, Joan Smith) will edit the current draft to reflect today's discussion
b. The second draft will be emailed to Cmsn members for review and comment prior to the January Commission meeting
5. ADJOURNMENT: (Ed McConkie)
There being no further business to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 1:00 p.m.
Special thank you to Susan Burke, Ed McConkie, and Camille Anthony for their hospitality and informative presentations.
NEXT MEETING - WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2002:
at the Law and Justice Center from 11:30am - 1:00pm. Both the Utah State Bar and the Utah Chiefs of Police Association will present their implementation efforts to date and future plans. Lunch will be provided, compliments of the Utah State Bar.