The Department of Juvenile Justice Advisory Board is created in statute (730 ILCS 5/3-2.5-65). The Juvenile Advisory Board is composed of 11 persons, appointed by the Governor to advise the Director on matters pertaining to juvenile offenders.

Members of the Board include:

  • Jenny Vollen-Katz, Chair
  • Julie Biehl
  • Walter Brandon
  • Jerry Butler
  • Mark Hassakis
  • Candice Jones
  • Jennifer North
  • David Olson
  • Randolph Stone
  • Rick Velasquez
  • Annetta Wilson

 Advisory Board Meeting Schedule:

The Advisory Board is scheduled to meet at 2 p.m. at 375 E. Chicago Ave., Suite 542, Chicago, IL  60611 on the following dates in 2014:   
January 16, 2014
April 17, 2014
July 17, 2014
October 16, 2014

 Advisory Board Meeting Agendas:

4/17/2014 - Meeting Notice and Agenda
1/16/2014 - Meeting Notice and Agenda

11/19/2013 - Meeting Notice and Agenda

Pre-2013 Agendas and Minutes



Demographic Reports Prepared for the IDJJ Advisory Board by David E. Olson, Ph.D. Loyola University Chicago & Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice Advisory Board Member