Providing professional services for Wisconsin juvenile justice


LEGISLATIVE: Kerry Root, Chairperson
The purpose of this committee is to provide the membership of WJCIA with information regarding current legislation affecting juvenile justice issues. This committee reviews pending legislation, provides legislative updates to the membership, and recommends positions to be taken by the WJCIA Board of Directors. This committee is the direct link between the Board of Directors and officials involved in the legislative process.

CURRICULUM: Sarah Socha, Chairperson
This committee is responsible for updating the curriculum for the basic intake training, updating and developing appropriate test questions, and evaluating the trainers.

CONFERENCE: Barb Haffa, Co-Chairperson and Melissa Zarczynski, Co-Chairperson
This committee is responsible for the planning of the next year’s conference. This committee works jointly with the Wisconsin Juvenile Officer’s Association when there is a joint conference with them. This committee develops training curriculum, secures conference presenters, works out the arrangements with the facility, and handles all details regarding the conference. There are normally a few site visits during the year when the committee will meet at the facility the conference will be at. This committee provides information on conference progress to the full board on a regular basis.

MEMBERSHIP: Linzi Luck, Chairperson
This committee coordinates the recruitment of new members, provides a current membership list to relevant committees, and reports to the board regarding membership status.

NEWSLETTER: Kris Fleming, Chairperson
This committee is responsible for the development, coordination and supervision of the publication of each issue of Prima Facie, the association newsletter.

INTAKE DIRECTORY: Cathrina Dunnum, Chairperson
This committee is responsible to collect accurate information on each intake office in each county of the state, and annually prepare an intake directory which is sent to each intake office.

BYLAWS: Jodi Petersen, Chairperson
This committee is responsible for the review, update and sometimes development of the WJCIA bylaws, and notifying the Board and the President of relevant protocol.

NOMINATIONS: Kari McKenna, Chairperson
This committee coordinates the recruitment and receipt of nominations of candidates for the WJCIA Board of Directors.

POSITION STATEMENTS: Jodi Petersen, Chairperson
Responsible for reviewing WJCIA’s current Position Statements, revising them as necessary, and bringing a proposal to the Board for changes in wording, rationale, etc.

CONFERENCE SITE: Kathy Gourdine Chairperson
Review and recommend sites for conference to Board of Directors

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Joy Lynn George, Chairperson
The information and technology committee is tasked with determining the ways and means of the organization’s communications with its members and others, making organizational tasks more effective and efficient, and forecasting future technological needs of the organization. In the past 5 years the committee has redesigned the website; instituted online registration, payment, and evaluation for trainings, events, and awards; transitioned to electronic newsletters and other communications; moved to software and technology that will be sustainable in the future.

RECOGNITION: Kenny Cyracus, Chairperson
Review nominations and select recipient of the Associations annual award - the Frank J. Crisafi Recognition Award to recongnize all the hard work done by those in this rewarding profession.

FINANCE: John Mock, Chairperson

GRANTS: Stacy Ledvina, Chairperson

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