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File #: 21-1304    Version: 1 Name: PROPOSED RESOLUTION TO REVIEW THE RECOMMENDATIONS MADE BY THE JTDC ADVISORY BOARD AND CREATE ADDITIONAL MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT FOR RESIDENTS OF THE JTDC
Type: Resolution Status: In Committee
File created: 1/28/2021 In control: Criminal Justice Committee
On agenda: 1/28/2021 Final action:
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION PROPOSED RESOLUTION TO REVIEW THE RECOMMENDATIONS MADE BY THE JTDC ADVISORY BOARD AND CREATE ADDITIONAL MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT FOR RESIDENTS OF THE JTDC WHEREAS, the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center Advisory Board ("JTDC Advisory Board") was established in 2014 by the adoption of the Cook County Code Ordinance 12-0-43; and, WHEREAS, the purpose of the JTDC Advisory Board is to establish an advocacy and resource group to provide public recommendations to the Executive Director of the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, the Chief Judge, the County Board and the President on matters relating to the policies and operations of the JTDC; and, WHEREAS, the JTDC Advisory Board is responsible for providing public recommendations regarding the educational, social, and psychological needs of the population, establishing public performance measures to track and measure the achievement of the JTDC's mission, and provide public recommendations to ensure the general health,...
Sponsors: BRIDGET GAINER, DENNIS DEER, STANLEY MOORE, ALMA E. ANAYA, FRANK J. AGUILAR, LUIS ARROYO JR, SCOTT R. BRITTON, JOHN P. DALEY, BRIDGET DEGNEN, BILL LOWRY, DONNA MILLER, KEVIN B. MORRISON, SEAN M. MORRISON, PETER N. SILVESTRI, DEBORAH SIMS, LARRY SUFFREDIN
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

PROPOSED RESOLUTION TO REVIEW THE RECOMMENDATIONS MADE BY THE JTDC ADVISORY BOARD AND CREATE ADDITIONAL MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT FOR RESIDENTS OF THE JTDC

WHEREAS, the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center Advisory Board ("JTDC Advisory Board") was established in 2014 by the adoption of the Cook County Code Ordinance 12-0-43; and,

WHEREAS, the purpose of the JTDC Advisory Board is to establish an advocacy and resource group to provide public recommendations to the Executive Director of the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, the Chief Judge, the County Board and the President on matters relating to the policies and operations of the JTDC; and,

WHEREAS, the JTDC Advisory Board is responsible for providing public recommendations regarding the educational, social, and psychological needs of the population, establishing public performance measures to track and measure the achievement of the JTDC's mission, and provide public recommendations to ensure the general health, mental health, educational, physical, social and, psychological needs; and,

WHEREAS, the JTDC conducts a yearly public report to carry out its responsibilities; and,

WHEREAS, the JTDC Advisory Board published and presented its Annual Report 2019 on the use of solitary confinement with youth in detention in Cook County; and,

WHEREAS, in summary, the JTDC Advisory Board recommended the following in its Annual Report 2019: (1) Cease the Use of Solitary Confinement, (2) Hold Special Hearings, and (3) Require Public Reporting; and,

WHEREAS, the JTDC Advisory Board recommends that a mandate be instilled that will require the identification of resources, training, alternative interventions, and discipline strategies that are evidence-based and trauma-informed; and,

WHEREAS, in its Annual Report 2019, the JTDC Advisory Board interviewed residents of the JTDC. The resident recommendations included incorporating additional counseling, therapy and behavioral support; and,

WHEREAS, ...

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