PUBLIC SAFETY - POSITIVE OUTCOMES - YOUTH ACCOUNTABILITY
Youth Leadership Project To Kick Off in September
The DuPage County Youth Leadership Project (YLP) is a partnership of select members of the DuPage County Prevention Leadership Team, the DuPage County Juvenile Justice Council, and the public health department at Benedictine University. These three groups came together around a common goal: to reduce youth violence and substance use and promote public health in vulnerable communities throughout DuPage County.
During this first pilot year, graduate level interns from Benedictine University will be trained to deliver lessons from the Lions Quest curriculum to approximately 100 youth in three Neighborhood Resource Centers (NRC) in DuPage County. These NRCs provide youth with academic support, life skills, and structured recreational activities throughout the school year and over the summer.
The Lions Quest program is an evidence-based curriculum with solid roots in youth development, violence and substance abuse prevention research, and social emotional learning.
Pilot sites for 2016-17 include:
Henry Hyde Neighborhood Resource Center in Addison
Outreach Community Center in Carol Stream
Timberlake and Main Park at Puente del Pueblo in West Chicago
Juvenile Justice Stars are Born!
Thank you to Lisle Police Officer Sean McKay and Bloomingdale Police Officer/County Board member Sean Noonan for assisting the JJC and NAMI-DuPage shoot a new roll call video for law enforcement. This video will be used as a primer to more in depth training on youth mental health issues.
Coming soon to a police department near you. Stay tuned!
UPCOMING EVENT: JUVENILE JUSTICE COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING
Monday, Aug. 29th, 12-1pm
503 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL United States
DuPage County Juvenile Justice Council Executive Committee Members
Audriana Anderson, DuPage County State's Attorney's Office
Honorable Robert Anderson, 18th Judicial Circuit Court
Robert Berlin, DuPage County State's Attorney
Michael Coughlin, DuPage Juvenile Officer's Association/Hinsdale Police Department
Melvin Kim, DuPage County Board Office
Detective Mike Drugan, DuPage County Sheriff's Office
Chris Ellerman, Outreach Community Ministries
Mst. Sgt. Thomas Gartner, Illinois State Police
Sandra Gbur, Western DuPage Special Recreation Association
Sgt. Robert Harris, DuPage County Sheriff's Office
Shannon Hartnett, Probation and Court Services
Patricia Hayden, Probation and Court Services
Meredith Kober, NAMI DuPage
Dr. Brandon Kooi, Aurora University
Chief Frank Kosman, Bensenville Police Department/DuPage Chiefs of Police Association
Jeff Lata, DuPage County Health Department
Sean Noonan, County Board/Bloomingdale Police Department
Wendy Nussbaum, Northeast DuPage Family and Youth Services
Debbie Robertson, 360 Youth Services
Darlene Ruscitti, DuPage County Regional Office of Education
Kathy Starkovich, Probation and Court Services
Ray Stubner, Probation and Court Services
Jeff York, DuPage County Public Defender
Honorable Michael Wolfe, 18th Judicial Circuit Court