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Commission on Improving the Status of Children in Indiana

Commission on Improving the Status of Children in Indiana

CISC > Committees & Task Forces > Juvenile Justice and Cross-System Youth Juvenile Justice and Cross-System Youth

The goal of the Juvenile Justice and Cross-System Youth Task Force is to promote interagency communication and collaboration to improve prevention, outcomes and address the unique and complex needs of Juvenile Justice and/or cross-system involved youth.

Executive Committee Liaison

Hon. Loretta Rush
Chief Justice of Indiana


Hon. Charles Pratt, Co-Chair
Allen Superior Court

Don Travis, Co-Chair
Deputy Director
Juvenile Justice Initiatives and Support
Department of Child Service

Jeffrey Bercovitz
Director, Juvenile and Family Law
Indiana Office of Court Services

Sirrilla Blackmon
Deputy Director of Youth Services, SOC
FSSA/Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction

Christine Blessinger
Executive Director
Indiana Department of Correction, Division of Youth Services

Bruce Carter
Coordinator of Staff and Student Wellness
MSD of Wayne Township
Mary L. DePrez
Director and Counsel for Trial Court Technology
Indiana Supreme Court, Office of Judicial Administration

Suzanne Draper
Vanderburgh County CASA

Hon. Steve Galvin
Monroe Circuit Court, Div. 7

James (Mike) Goodwin
Local Office Director
Sullivan County
Department of Child Services

Cathleen Graham
Executive Director
IARCCA, an Association of Children & Family Services

Nichole Hall
Juvenile Probation Supervisor
Bartholomew County Court Services

JauNae M. Hanger
Waples & Hanger

Hon. Heather Mollo, Ex Officio
Bartholomew Circuit Court

Daniel C. Schroeder, Esq.
Marion County Public Defender Agency
Juvenile Division

Michelle Woodward
Lawrence County

Task Force Contacts

Michael Commons
Staff Attorney
Indiana Office of Court Services

Angela Reid-Brown
Court Improvement Program Administrator
Indiana Office of Court Services

Meeting Materials


Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
February 27, 2014 Agenda Minutes
April 24, 2014 Agenda Minutes
June 26, 2014 Agenda Minutes
August 28, 2014 Agenda Minutes
December 18, 2014 Agenda Minutes
February 10, 2015 Agenda Minutes
September 1, 2015 Agenda Minutes
December 8, 2015 Agenda Minutes
February 3, 2016 Agenda Minutes
May 11, 2016 Agenda Minutes
August 10, 2016 Agenda Minutes
November 1, 2016 Agenda  



March 11, 2014

2015 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report