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File #: 15-3482    Version: 1 Name: Recognizing Earl Dunlap
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 5/19/2015 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 5/20/2015 Final action: 5/20/2015
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING EARL DUNLAP FOR HIS SERVICE AS TRANSITIONAL ADMINSTRATOR OF THE COOK COUNTY JUVENILE TEMPORARY DETENTION CENTER AND HIS TIRELESS WORK ON BEHALF OF THE CHILDREN AND STAFF IN THE FACILITY WHEREAS, Earl Dunlap was appointed Transitional Administrator of the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center (JTDC) in 2007 by the United States Northern District Court in Doe v. Cook County et al., 99 cv 03945; and WHEREAS, Mr. Dunlap is one of the foremost experts in the Country on juvenile detention best practices; and WHEREAS, Mr. Dunlap has over 45 years of experience in the juvenile justice field; and WHEREAS, the court tasked Mr. Dunlap with bringing the JTDC into substantial compliance with all orders of the court and the constitution; and WHEREAS, Mr. Dunlap reformed the staffing and hiring processes to professionalize staff at the JTDC to better service our youth; and WHEREAS, Mr. Dunlap instituted the "Center within a Center" model ...
Sponsors: TONI PRECKWINKLE (President)
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

RECOGNIZING EARL DUNLAP FOR HIS SERVICE AS TRANSITIONAL ADMINSTRATOR OF THE COOK COUNTY JUVENILE TEMPORARY DETENTION CENTER AND HIS TIRELESS WORK ON BEHALF OF THE CHILDREN AND STAFF IN THE FACILITY

WHEREAS, Earl Dunlap was appointed Transitional Administrator of the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center (JTDC) in 2007 by the United States Northern District Court in Doe v. Cook County et al., 99 cv 03945; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Dunlap is one of the foremost experts in the Country on juvenile detention best practices; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Dunlap has over 45 years of experience in the juvenile justice field; and

WHEREAS, the court tasked Mr. Dunlap with bringing the JTDC into substantial compliance with all orders of the court and the constitution; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Dunlap reformed the staffing and hiring processes to professionalize staff at the JTDC to better service our youth; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Dunlap instituted the "Center within a Center" model in the JTDC to make cultural change in the facility more practical, create more consistent staffing in living units, and ensure that staff and youth are familiar with programs specific to their center, which could become a national model for operations of large detention facilities; and

WHEREAS, under Mr. Dunlap's leadership, the JTDC received accreditation by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care; and

WHEREAS, the health and safety of the children and staff at the JTDC were always his top priority; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Dunlap has introduced major technological initiatives including video and information management systems to support best practices for protection from harm and conditions of confinement; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Dunlap, through his work and collaboration with various county departments has succeeded in bringing the JTDC into substantial compliance with the various court orders in Doe; and

WHEREAS, on May 15, 2015, the court ordered by agreement...

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