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Juvenile Justice Reform Task Force

The Juvenile Justice Reform Task Force was created by the Commission in February 2020 to work with the Council of State Governments Justice Center on an assessment of Indiana's juvenile justice system.

The task force met on Friday, April 16, 2021, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST. See the table below for a link to the meeting recording.


Representative Wendy McNamara, Co-chair
Indiana General Assembly

Senator Mike Crider, Co-chair
Indiana General Assembly

Christina Ball
Marion County Juvenile Probation

Parri Black
Youth First, Inc.

Sirrillia Blackmon
FSSA/Division of Mental Health and Addiction

Hon. Jason Cichowicz
St. Joseph Probate Court

Alison Cox
Porter County Juvenile Detention

Hon. Steve David
Indiana Supreme Court

Katy Elmer
Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation

James Garrett, Jr.
Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males

Hon. Dana Kenworthy
Grant Superior Court 2

Hon. Kenton Kiracofe
Wells Circuit Court

Susan Lightfoot
Henry County Probation

Chase Lyday
Avon Community School Corporation Police

Rep. Robin Shackleford
Indiana General Assembly

Senator Eddie Melton
Indiana General Assembly

Rudy Monterrosa
Notre Dame Law School

Chris Naylor
Indiana Prosecuting Attorney’s Council

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

Dave Reynolds
Porter County Sheriff

Mark Russel
Indianapolis Urban League

Tami Silverman
Indiana Youth Institute

Angela Sutton
Indiana Department of Correction, Division of Youth Services

James Taylor
MSD of Warren Township

Don Travis
Indiana Department of Child Services

Lisa Truitt
Indiana Department of Education

Nancy Wever
Indiana Office of Court Services, Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative

William "Russ" Whelan
Sellersburg Police Department

Joel Wieneke
Indiana Public Defender Council

Meeting Materials

Meeting Date Agenda Meeting Video
April 16, 2021AgendaRecording
January 15, 2021AgendaRecording
September 30, 2020 AgendaRecording