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Regular Meeting Minutes

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

5:30 p.m.

City Hall, Room 408

#1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

San Francisco, CA 94102




Rebecca Woodson, President

Katharine Albright, Vice President

Dirk Beijen

Julian Chang

Ellouise Patton

Sarah Ching Ting Wan


Meeting Minutes


1.      Roll call 
The Commission President called the meeting to order at 5:36 PM.  Commissioners Beijen, Chang, Wan and Woodson were present.  Commissioner Albright arrived at 5:52 PM.  Commissioner Patton was not present.   

2.   Public Comment
No public comments.

3.   Review and Approval of the Full Commission Minutes of March 11, 2009 and
April 29, 2009

·        Motion to approve the Full Commission Minutes of March 11, 2009 and April 29, 2009 by Commissioner Beijen, second by Commissioner Chang, and approved by the rest of the Commission.

4.  Welcoming Two New Commissioners: Sarah Ching Ting Wan and Julian Chang

·        Commission President Woodson welcomed the two new commissioners,
Sarah Ching Ting Wan and Julian Chang.

·        No public comments.


5.   Review and Approval of Revised Text of Commission Certificate of Recognition (DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ITEM)

·        Motion to approve Commission Commendation by Commissioner Beijen, second by Commissioner Wan, and approved by the rest of the Commission.

·        No public comments.


6.   Log Cabin Ranch Improvement Plan (DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEM)

·        Ms. Allison Magee, Director of Administrative Services, presented the LCR Improvement Plan.  She discussed: 
-Shifting from a culture of compliance to introspective group process;
-Small group size and elusive group movement;
-Serving Youth in the Least Restrictive Environment/Ample Space for Group Meetings;
-Unit Based Education;
-Designated staff teams and group leaders;
-A Continuum of care, classification, and seamless case management; and
-An array of Services.

·        Ms. Magee indicated that the Two-Year Budget is at 1.8 million and recommends the Commission approve advancement to show support.

·        Commission Wan wants to view the proposed budget.

·        Ms. Toni Powell, Director of Juvenile Hall, added that kids are up two grade levels and said that giving kids priorities increased their ability to read. 

·        Motion to approve resolution by Commissioner Beijen, second by
Commissioner Albright.

·        First Public Speaker:  Supports Re-Entry Plan.  She stated that her office is in support and is committed to the plan.


7.   Report to the Commission (DISCUSSION ONLY)

a.  Chief’s Report

·        Status of the 2006-2008 Corrections Standards Authority (CSA)
Biennial Inspection of the JJC. 

·        CSA found JPD in compliance will all Title 15 and 24 requirements of the California Code of Regulations and found JPD suitable for the detention of minors.

·        No public comments. 

·        Protocols for Implementing Juvenile Justice Center Daily Fees.

·        Ms. Sue Wong, Director of Finance, gave a quick overview on fees and how they will be implemented.  She indicated that the average program is 50 weeks at around $9,000/per year.  At this time, the length of stay is unknown. 

·        No public comments.


8.  Future Agenda Items (DISCUSSION and ACTION ITEM)

·        Announcements:
-Commissioner Chang is now on the Programs Committee and Commissioner Wan is now on the Finance Committee.  The Facilities Committee is still on hiatus. 
-Joanna Hernandez would like to address the Commission at the next Full Commission Meeting scheduled on July 8th. 

9.   Adjournment (ACTION ITEM)

The meeting adjourned at 6:52 PM.