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 State Advisory on Juvenile Justice 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 and facilitates the allocation and use of Juvenile Accountability Block Grant (JABG) and other state/federal monies to assist communities in providing a range of programs and services preventing and reducing juvenile delinquency. The SACJJ does this in partnership with families, schools, communities, law enforcement and other agencies and is committed to collaborating with other organizations to create a Juvenile Information System to collect, produce and analyze data to better evaluate existing strategies and services. 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

Adrienne Freng, Ph.D.

2-Laramie

08/31/2020

Alex Cooley

1-Cheyenne (Youth)

06/30/2019

Allison Anderson

1-Cheyenne

08/31/2020

Chris Jones

4-Sheridan

08/31/2019

Clarence Thomas

9-Ft. Washakie

08/31/2020

Dakota Jackson

6-Gillette (Youth)

08/31/2021

Damon DeBernardi

3-Rock Springs

08/31/2021

Erin Anderson-Swilling

1-Cheyenne

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

Lisa Finkey

6-Gillette

08/31/2021

Madison Bates

8-Torrington (Youth)

06/30/2019

Michael Sorenson

1-Cheyenne

08/31/2021

Narina Nunez

2-Laramie

08/31/2021

Nicole Hauser

2-Laramie

08/31/2021

Rene’ Kemper

8-Douglas

08/31/2020

Shad Bates

8-Torrington

08/31/2020

Steffany Stephenson

3-Rock Springs (Youth)

08/31/2019

Thomas Rose

9-Dubois

08/31/2021

Ex Officio Members

Name

Represents

Christina McCabe

Attorney General’s Office

Jo Ann Numoto

Dept. of Education

Gary Hartman

Governor’s Office

Nicole Gilbert

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.

Allison Anderson, Chair

Damon DeBernardi

Nicole Hauser, Vice Chair

Narina Nunez

Adrienne Freng

Grants (Budget and Financial Review)


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

Allison Anderson, Chair

Damon DeBernardi

Adrienne Freng

Michael Sorenson

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.

Nicole Hauser, Chair

Allison Anderson

Chris Jones

Damon DeBernardi

Lisa Finkey

Michael Sorenson

Thomas Rose

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.

Thomas Rose, Chair

Shad Bates

Lisa Finkey

Michael Sorenson

*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

Allison Anderson

Damon DeBernardi

Narina Nunez

Thomas Rose

Gary Gilmore

Shad Bates

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.

Narina Nunez, Chair

Lisa Finkey

Clarence Thomas

Thomas Rose

Nicole Hauser

Damon DeBernardi

Rene’ Kemper

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.

VACANT, Chair

Madison Bates

Steffany Stephenson

Dakota Jackson

Alex Cooley

Justice Orum-Eikanger

New Members Needed

If you are interested in serving on the State Advisory Council on Juvenile Justice you can find an application at http://governor.wyo.gov/boards-and-commissions

Please fill out the application and send to:

Tatum Soto
Office of Governor Matthew H. Mead
State Capitol
200 West 24th Street
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002
(307) 777-5647
tatum.soto@wyo.gov

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