Study Committee

​Study Committee

Act 185 creates a 25-member Juvenile Corrections Study Committee (JCSC) to develop recommendations for administrative rules governing the services and programming provided to juveniles in Secure Residential Care Centers for Children and Youth (SRCCs). 

The JCSC will recommend locations for Department Type 1 Facilities based on space and security needs, proximity to the populations they will serve, and best practices for holding juveniles in secure custody. As part of its work, the JCSC must conduct an inventory of existing State-owned facilities that have the capacity to be used as Type 1 juvenile correctional facilities, and shall favor the use of existing facilities in making its recommendations.

The JCSC shall submit its recommendations for administrative rules regarding SRCC services and programming to the Department by September 1, 2018. The JCSC shall submit its recommendations for Type 1 juvenile correctional facility locations to the Department by November 1, 2018.

Meeting Information and Materials

Statutory Membership

Member(s) Name(s)
Department of Corrections Secretary ​Secretary Cathy Jess (co-chairperson)
​Department of Children and Families Secretary ​Secretary Eloise Anderson (co-chairperson)
​Department of Health Services Secretary ​Secretary Linda Seemeyer
​Superintendent of Public Instruction ​Superintendent Tony Evers
​State Public Defender ​Kelli Thompson
​Three State Representatives
​Rep. Mark Born (R - Beaver Dam)
Rep. Michael Schraa (R - Oshkosh)
Rep. Evan Goyke (D - Milwaukee)
​Three State Senators

​Sen. Alberta Darling (R - River Hills)
Sen. Van Wanggaard (R - Racine)
Sen. Lena Taylor (D - Milwaukee)

​Two Circuit Court Judges
​Judge M. Joseph Donald, Milwaukee County
Judge William Domina, Waukesha County
​Two District Attorneys
​Mindy Tempelis, Outagamie County
David Lasee, Brown County
​Two representatives of law enforcement agencies in Wisconsin
​Chief Greg Leck, Stoughton Police Department
Sheriff Joseph Fath, Vilas County
​One Sheriff

​Sheriff Dale K. Schmidt, Washington County

​One representative of a national organization that focuses on eliminating race−based discrimination ​Fred Royal
​One representative of a nonprofit that focuses on issues related to juvenile justice
​​Marye Beth Dugan
​One representative of a nonprofit organization that focuses on best practices for holding juveniles in secure custody
​Mike Dempsey, Executive Director, Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators
​One representative of the county department of social services or human services in the county with the highest percentage of juveniles under the supervision of DOC or a county department under chapter 938 ​Mark Mertens, Administrator, Youth and Family Services Division, Milwaukee County Department of Health and Human Services
​One representative of a county human services department of a county that operates a regional juvenile detention facility that is also an "eligible juvenile detention facility" ​Ed Kamin, Superintendent, Racine County Juvenile Detention
​One representative of a county human services department of a county other than those previously described ​Kris Korpela, Director, Dunn County Department of Human Services
One resident of the state who either has been under the supervision of the Department under chapter 938 of the statutes or has had a close family member who has been under the supervision of the Department under chapter 938 of the statutes ​Carl Wesley