Members/Committees

The State Advisory Council on Juvenile Justice (SACJJ) is the statewide resource for the Governor, Legislature, and communities in the fields of juvenile justice, youth services, and delinquency prevention. The SACJJ assists in reviewing, recommending existing and new, applicable research and outcome-based juvenile accountability programs and strategies ranging from prevention and intervention to long-term detention or treatment programs for youth. In addition, the SACJJ supports in reviewing grant applications for the allocation of the Non-Participating State grant funding stream from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) in collaboration with Volunteers of America Northern Rockies.  The SACJJ is committed to a balanced approach increasing public safety, providing both agency and offender accountability, while affording youth opportunities to develop as responsible citizens.

Council Members

Name

District/City

Expiration

Abbey Kircher

1-Cheyenne

08/31/2021

Adrienne Freng, Ph.D.

2-Laramie

08/31/2020

Chris Jones

4-Sheridan

08/31/2022

Clarence Thomas

9-Ft. Washakie

08/31/2020

Dakota Jackson

6-Gillette (Youth)

08/31/2021

Damon DeBernardi

3-Rock Springs (Vice Chair)

08/31/2021

Erica Wood

6-Gillette

08/31/2021

Gary Gilmore

5-Worland

08/31/2021

Jennifer Palser

4-Sheridan

08/31/2021

Justice Orum-Eikanger

4-Sheridan (Youth)

08/31/2021

Melinda Cox

9-Lander

08/31/2021

Narina Nunez

2-Laramie

08/31/2021

Nicole Hauser

2-Laramie (Chair)

08/31/2021

Shad Bates

8-Torrington

08/31/2020

Stacy Nelson

7-Casper

08/31/2021

Steffany Stephenson

3-Rock Springs (Youth)

08/31/2022

Thomas Rose

9-Dubois

08/31/2021

Ex-Officio Members

Name

Represents

Christina McCabe

Attorney General’s Office

Jo Ann Numoto

Dept. of Education

Jen Davis

Governor’s Office

Ashley Gregorio

Dept. of Health

Senator Dave Kinskey

Interstate Compact for Juveniles – Wyoming State Legislature

Council Committees

Executive


Created by By-Laws and elected at first meeting of calendar year. Leadership of the council, develops vision and long-term goals, develops meeting agendas, oversees and develops amendments (as needed) to the By-Laws, drafts the Annual Report to the Governor.

Nicole Hauser, Chair

Jennifer Palser

Damon DeBernardi, Vice Chair

Narina Nunez

Adrienne Freng

Grants (Budget and Financial Review)


Created by By-Laws and elected at first meeting of calendar year.

Nicole Hauser, Chair

Damon DeBernardi

Adrienne Freng

Dakota Jackson

Thomas Rose

Best Practices


Promotion of and focus on the four core protections (JJDP Compliance Monitoring). Be aware of and notify the Council of compliance visits as scheduled by VOA. Identify resources and services around juvenile justice, who is utilizing best practices, and examine how these resources may be leveraged.

Thomas Rose, Chair

Damon DeBernardi

Jennifer Palser

Stacy Nelson

Nicole Hauser

Outreach


Responsible for raising awareness of juvenile justice issues; public relations with juvenile justice stakeholders as well as the general public; collaborate with Volunteers of America Northern Rockies (VOA); assists in outreach to youth members; planning and organization of the Council’s annual community award for best practices.

Dakota Jackson, Chair

Shad Bates

Abbey Kircher

Thomas Rose

*Additional assistance from VOA’s Project Director, Craig Fisgus.

Data


Responsible for formulating recommendations related to comprehensive, meaningful data collection and analysis.

Adrienne Freng, Chair

Damon DeBernardi

Shad Bates

Narina Nunez

Thomas Rose

Melinda Cox

Gary Gilmore

Jennifer Palser

Legislative


Ongoing tracking of any relevant state and federal legislative issues; assisting in the development of draft legislation by the council (as needed); reviews Council’s state and federal statutory obligations.

Damon DeBernardi, Chair

Clarence Thomas

Thomas Rose

Nicole Hauser

Narina Nunez

Youth Members


Provides an opportunity for youth members to become familiar with their role on the Council; recruit youth members; develop ways to better inform the Council about the youth perspective.

Dakota Jackson, Chair

Justice Orum-Eikanger

Steffany Stephenson

New Members Needed

If you are considering serving on the State Advisory Council on Juvenile Justice, you can find an application at https://governor.wyo.gov/state-government/boards-commissions.

Printed applications may be sent to:

Pamela Perea
Wyoming Governor's Office
200 W. 24th St.
Cheyenne, WY 82002
(307) 777-5647
[email protected]

2020 Meetings Dates/Locations

1/16-1/17: Cheyenne, WY
4/16
: Via Zoom only due to COVID-19
6/18-6/19
: Via Zoom only due to COVID-19
9/17-9/18
: Lander, WY
11/19-11/20
: Douglas, WY

 

 

 

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