Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council

Senate Bill 823 closes the California Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). Now, those youth will be housed and treated locally. The Juvenile Justice Coordination Council was from to oversee, create and report on a yearly plan for the Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act (JJCPA) Youthful Block Grant (YOBG) programs.

Next Meeting

Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council Phased Response Plan Subcommittee Meeting

Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 3:00 p.m.

Location:

In-Person
Juvenile Justice Campus Courthouse Conference Room A123
3333 E. American Avenue
Fresno, CA 93725

JJCC Phased Response Plan Subcommittee Meeting Agenda - 3-07-24(PDF, 189KB)

Below you will find the original plan on the new 2024 OYCR plan template, statistical data, and the Probation Department recommended edits to the plan for your consideration.

Please send your written recommendations, edits, suggestions and comments via email to JJCC Realignment Committee Co- Charis Joanna Edwards jedwards@fresnocountyca.gov and David Ruiz ddruiz@fresnocountyca.gov with a CC to Probation Staff Analyst - Pa Kou La Vue pklvue@fresnocountyca.gov and Probation Assistant Deputy Chief Kayatana Davis kdavis@fresnocountyca.gov. The deadline for input will be Thursday, March 7, 2024 @ 5:00 PM.

JJRBG-Old-plan-on-New-Template-02.23.24.docx(DOCX, 137KB)
JJRGB-Plan-Probation-edits-2.12.24.docx(DOCX, 146KB)

Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council Membership

  • Kirk Haynes – Chief Probation Officer (Chair)
  • Buddy Mendes – District 4, Board of Supervisors
  • Paul Nerland – Chief Administrative Officer
  • David Kalemkarian – Assistant Presiding Judge
  • Leanne Le Mon – Juvenile Presiding Judge
  • John Zanoni – Sheriff / Coroner
  • Lisa Smittcamp – District Attorney
  • Antoinette Taillac – Public Defender
  • Susan Holt – Interim Director, Department of Behavioral Health (DBH)
  • Sanja Bugay – Director, Department of Social Services 
  • Paco Balderrama – Chief, Fresno Police Department
  • Jim Yovino – Fresno County Superintendent of Schools (FCSS)
  • Marisa Gamboa – Executive Director, Court & Community Schools (FCSS)
  • Barbara Schulte – Chair, Juvenile Justice Commission
  • Nicole Linder - Marjaree Mason Center
  • Emilia Reyes – CEO, Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC)
  • Tyrone Roderick Williams, Fresno Housing Authority Representative
  • Joanna Litchenberg – CEO, Focus Forward
  • Susan Murdock – Program Manager, Mental Health Systems
  • DJ Criner – Pastor, Saints Rest Baptist Church
  • Debra Rush – CEO, Breaking the Chains
  • Sergio Coronel, Youngsters for Change – Youth Representative
  • Ruben Espinoza, Fresno Barrios Unidos

JJC SUBCOMMITEE ROSTERS

Phased

Phased Response Plan

  • Rosalinda Acosta, Probation
  • Lt. Matt Alexander, Sheriff's Office
  • Emma Rasmussen DBH
  • Paco Balderrama, Fresno Police Chief
  • Phillip Menchaca, FCSS
  • Joanna Litchenberg, Focus Forward
  • JoAnna Edwards - Public Defender's Office
  • Barbara Schulte, Juvenile Justice Commission
  • Debra Rush, Breaking the Chains
  • Jennifer Duarte, Breaking the Chains
  • Sanja Bugay, Department of Social Services
  • Galen Rutiaga, District Attorney's Office
  • Angel Duarte, GEO Group
  • Sergio Coronel, Youth Advocate, Youngsters for Change

 

Membership

Membership

  • Lisa Smittcamp, District Attorney
  • DJ Criner, Pastor, St. Rest
  • Kirk Haynes, Probation
  • David Kalemkarian, Superior Court
  • Emilia Reyes, EOC
  • Joanna Litchenberg, Focus Forward
  • Lori Willits, Probation

 

Bylaws

Bylaws

  • Yussel Zalapa, Probation
  • Buddy Mendes, District 4, BOS
  • Jo Anna Edwards, Public Defenders's Officer
  • Sanja Bugay, Department of Social Services
  • County Counsel, TBD

 

Plan

JJ Realignment Plan / Required in SB 823

  • Kirk Haynes, Probation Department
  • Galen Rutiaga, District Attorney’s Office
  • JoAnna Edwards, Public Defender’s Office
  • Sanja Bugay, Department of Social Services
  • Susan Holt, Department of Behavioral Health
  • Marisa Gamboa, FCSS
  • The Honorable Leanne Le Mon, Court Representative
  • Morgan Velez-Young, Brown Girl Healing
  • Maggie Navarro, City of Fresno
  • Sheri Wiedenhoefer, Community Justice Center
  • John Zweifler, Department of Public Health
  • Joanna Litchenberg, Focus Forward
  • Ruben Espinoza, Fresno Barrios Unidos
  • Angel Duarte, GEO Group
  • Christina Valdez-Roup, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Fresno (NAMI)
  • Pastor Booker Lewis, Rising Star Baptist Church
  • Dulces Gonzalez, Wellpath
  • Sergio Coronel, Youth Advocate, Youngsters for Change
  • Briana Zweifler, Youth Advocate

 

Agendas Minutes and Documents