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Juvenile Justice and Cross-System Youth

The goal of the Juvenile Justice and Cross-System Youth Task Force is to improve the safety and outcomes of youth who come into contact with the juvenile justice system.

The Task Force will meet on: Friday, May 3, 2024, 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., online.

Taskforce meetings are open to the public. Guests are asked to notify the Commission Executive Director in advance of their intention to attend.


Hon. Vicki Carmichael, Co-Chair
Clark Circuit Court

Nancy Wever, Co-Chair
Indiana Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI)

Steve Balko
Indiana Department of Education (IDOE)

Amber Becker
FSSA/Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA)

Ann Davis
Indiana Association of Child Resources and Advocacy (IARCA)

Terrie Decker
Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC)

Hon. Kimberly Dowling
Delaware Circuit Court

Tracy Fitz
Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council (IPAC)

James (Mike) Goodwin
Sullivan County Department of Child Services

Joel Wieneke
Indiana Public Defender Council (IPDC)

Kate Collins
Indiana Department of Child Servies (DCS)

Suzanne Draper
Vanderburgh County CASA

JauNae M. Hanger
Children's Policy and Law Initiative of Indiana (CPLI)

Rebecca Humphrey
Tippecanoe County Government

Jill Johnson
Marion County Public Defender Agency

Samantha Lewis
Wayne County Probation

Leah Pezzarossi
Open Door Youth Services

Kaylee Price
Youth Representative

Colleen Saylor
Indiana Office of Court Services (IOCS)

Don Travis
Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS)

Renee White
Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI)

Alison Cox
Indiana Juvenile Detention Association (IJDA)

Kiarra Pearson
FSSA/Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA)

Meeting Materials