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<ul><li><p>DALLAS COUNTY </p><p>JUVENILE DEPARTMENT </p><p>BUDGET HIGHLIGHTS FY 2014 </p><p>Dr. Terry S. Smith - Executive Director /Chief of Juvenile Probation </p><p>John A. Heath Assistant Executive Director </p><p>Judge Cheryl Shannon Chair Dallas County Juvenile Board </p><p>http://www.google.com/url?sa=i&amp;rct=j&amp;q=&amp;esrc=s&amp;frm=1&amp;source=images&amp;cd=&amp;cad=rja&amp;docid=6-lY0XrrglxKjM&amp;tbnid=uEAgCadu4VTfcM:&amp;ved=0CAUQjRw&amp;url=http://www.religionlink.com/tip_100713.php&amp;ei=X6qTUaqSLoOk8ASopoHQDw&amp;bvm=bv.46471029,d.dmg&amp;psig=AFQjCNFs9MR0pC83VgedxCdc_QUB78BP5Q&amp;ust=1368718253000035</p></li><li><p>Juvenile Judges Judge Cheryl Shannon 305th District Court Judge William Mazur 304th District Court </p><p>Associate Judge Derrick Morrison 305th District Court Associate Judge Diana Herrera 304th District Court </p><p>Judge Melinda Forbes Referee Court </p><p>2 </p><p>Executive Team Executive Director: Dr. Terry S. Smith Assistant Executive Director: Mr. John A. Heath Deputy Directors: Ms. Karen Ramos, Administrative and Executive Services Mr. Bill Edwards, Probation Services Dr. Danny Pirtle, Education Services Dr. John Pita, Psychology and Mental Health Services Mr. Ervin Taylor, Institutional Services </p><p>Juvenile Board Members Chair </p><p>Judge Cheryl Shannon Vice Chair </p><p>Commissioner John Wiley Price Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins </p><p>Judge Gracie Lewis Judge William Mazur </p><p>Judge Craig Smith Ms. Paula Miller </p><p>Judge Andrea Plumlee Judge Robert Burns </p></li><li><p>A LETTER FROM THE CHIEF </p><p> In 2013, we continue our focus of putting Youth First. Thus creating, augmenting and developing programs and services that best fit our population. We have made significant strides for Dallas County by utilizing diversion courts, creating programs that are data driven for special populations, ardently seeking community partnerships, reestablishing family engagement and capitalizing on the value of restorative justice. I, along with an exceptional administrative team, am proud of our Departments </p><p>accomplishments. This includes reducing racial disparities with the establishment of a premier diversion court-DMC (Diversion Male Court). Additionally, we are expanding the parameters of ESTEEM court to accept post-adjudicated girls. We reduced our override rate leading to declines in racial incongruence. Probation staff worked alongside administration to decrease the filing of non-violent VOPs (i.e., failure to contact probation officer). Moreover, this is the first time since 2011 that we have reached our target placement goal of 120 youth. The number of youth coming into the system continues to decline, allowing this Department to focus on those youth who need intense services. I am extremely proud of the Dallas County Juvenile Department staff especially those who shifted their paradigm by thinking outside of the box. By tackling the low hanging fruit we </p><p>have been able to keep low-level offenders in the community thus preventing further ingress into our system. We have an incomparable and consummate judiciary team lead by Judge Cheryl Shannon-305th District Court and Judge William Mazur-304th District Court along with their Associate Judges and Detention Judge; Judge Derrick Morrison, Judge Diana Herrera and Judge Melinda Forbes respectively. Their support directly sets our foundation for new and innovative programming. Additionally, we have had tremendous support from our Juvenile Board. They too have demonstrated incredible dedication by giving their free time, supporting initiatives and sharing our successes in their travels. Although we are significantly making a difference in the lives of the youth and families we </p><p>serve, we are not done yet. Albeit some may be satisfied with these accomplishments, this administration is not, it is not time to rest on our laurels. We must continue to work on prevention and intervention for the youth and families of Dallas County. We must continue putting Youth First! Many Thanks! Terry S. Smith Executive Director/Chief of Juvenile Probation </p><p>3 </p></li><li><p> Dallas County Juvenile Department </p><p>The Mission of the Dallas County Juvenile Department is to assist referred youth in becoming productive, law abiding citizens, while promoting public safety and victim restoration. </p><p>FY 2013 Major Accomplishments </p><p> The successful implementation of </p><p>the DMC (Diversion Male Court) </p><p>whose is target black and brown </p><p>male youth diverting them from </p><p>penetrating the Juvenile Justice </p><p>System as well as reduce the </p><p>Departments Disproportionate </p><p>Minority Contact. </p><p> Totally revamping the </p><p>Departments publications, </p><p>internal newsletter, and overall </p><p>public relations/marketing </p><p>strategy which has produced a </p><p>significant increase in positive </p><p>print, television, radio coverage. </p><p> Created the Departments first </p><p>Educational Advocacy Team </p><p>which is designed to provide a </p><p>safe bridge for our students </p><p>back to their home schools. This </p><p>effort has been buoyed by our </p><p>largest referral source, Dallas ISD </p><p>pledging unprecedented </p><p>cooperation and access to </p><p>campus and system leadership. </p><p> Received the high scores again </p><p>from the Texas Juvenile Justice </p><p>Department during the annual </p><p>audit of facilities for the </p><p>Detention Center Pre and Post </p><p>Programs (97.1% and 98.3%) </p><p>and the Lyle B. Medlock </p><p>Treatment Facility (98.01%). </p><p> Created JD Stat - a </p><p>performance-measurement </p><p>and management tool </p><p>designed to make the Dallas </p><p>County Juvenile Department </p><p>more accountable and more </p><p>efficient. JD Stat brings silicon </p><p>content into a carbon context. </p><p> Reduced RAI overrides from 34% </p><p>to 17%. </p><p> Violations of probation were </p><p>reduced 10% and we are </p><p>making even more headway </p><p>presently. </p><p> Were awarded nearly $150,000 </p><p>in competitive grants. </p><p>4 </p></li><li><p>FY 2014 Goals </p><p>Continue to rely on Data Driven </p><p>Initiatives. James Bell Esq. </p><p>Founder and Executive Director </p><p>W. Haywood Burns Institute is </p><p>regularly shares with Juvenile Justice </p><p>practitioners the following quote, </p><p>Most juvenile justice systems dont </p><p>gather data to run their </p><p>Department, they usually gather data to give it to someone else. </p><p>The Dallas County Juvenile </p><p>Department defies that stereotype! </p><p> Focus on the further reduction in </p><p>Juvenile Disproportionate Minority </p><p>Contact. The DMC Diversion Court </p><p>targeting Black and Brown males </p><p>will be a major tool in our efforts. </p><p>For some time the Juvenile </p><p>Department has desired have an </p><p>Evening Reporting Center where </p><p>youth in targeted districts would not </p><p>only report to their Probation Officer, </p><p>but would access tutoring, psych </p><p>groups, and for youth who have </p><p>technical violations of probation. </p><p>Consistent reduction in the filing of </p><p>Violations of Probation which would </p><p>in turn assist us to avoid placing the </p><p>youth in Detention for technical </p><p>violations, but rather we would </p><p>provide services to the youth in the </p><p>community that would address the </p><p>root causes of the violation(s). </p><p>Increase the number of front-</p><p>end community partners focused </p><p>on prevention and intervention with </p><p>our youth. </p><p>Opening The Letot Residential </p><p>Treatment Center and developing </p><p>the greatest girls treatment program </p><p>in the nation subsequently allowing </p><p>the Juvenile Department to serve as </p><p>THE model for the Nation. </p><p>Establish gender specific ascetics </p><p>and programs for the girls at the </p><p>Letot Center, Marzelle Hill Center, </p><p>and the Dr. Jerome McNeil Jr. </p><p>Detention center. </p><p>5 </p></li><li><p>FY 2014 Budget and Spending Plan </p><p>Because of the better choices we </p><p>have made under the direction of </p><p>the Dallas County Juvenile Board </p><p>and the support of the Dallas </p><p>Commissioners Court we are in a </p><p>better position than many of our </p><p>counter parts within the State of </p><p>Texas and around the Nation. </p><p>The proposed FY 2014 budget </p><p>protects the progress weve made </p><p>together, and positions the Dallas </p><p>County Juvenile Department for </p><p>greater results, opportunity for </p><p>program expansion, and charting a </p><p>solid course for the Departments </p><p>sustainability. The better choices </p><p>were making together reflect the </p><p>same balanced approach that has </p><p>allowed Dallas County to emerge </p><p>from the national recession stronger </p><p>than other Counties. As a result, </p><p>the Dallas County Juvenile </p><p>Department has taken a balanced </p><p>approach of continuing to look for </p><p>areas where reduction is </p><p>appropriate while simultaneously </p><p>making targeted strategic </p><p>investments in our operations, institutions, and people. </p><p>The Department has continued to </p><p>adhere to the core concepts of </p><p>the Annie E. Casey Foundations </p><p>Juvenile Detention Alternative </p><p>Initiative while balancing the </p><p>responsibility of continuing our </p><p>progress in Juvenile Justice Reform </p><p>while simultaneously ensuring the </p><p>safety of the community. With a </p><p>new JDAI coordinator who brings </p><p>fresh eyes and a fresh perspective </p><p>which enable us to continue our </p><p>role as a JDAI leader! </p><p> The FY2014 Budget request reflects </p><p>a collection of modest requests </p><p>that together include replacement </p><p>of severely damaged and aged </p><p>equipment, an increase in the </p><p>mileage reimbursement request </p><p>which is the result of having more </p><p>youth in the community rather than </p><p>in a facility, a slight increase in our </p><p>contract with UT Southwestern, and </p><p>for personnel to keep us compliant </p><p>with our regulatory body, the Texas </p><p>Juvenile Justice Department. This </p><p>years budget request </p><p>demonstrates our continual effort </p><p>to remain good stewards of the </p><p>publics resources. </p><p> 6 </p><p>http://www.google.com/url?sa=i&amp;rct=j&amp;q=&amp;source=images&amp;cd=&amp;cad=rja&amp;docid=LIEuewSbfaV6xM&amp;tbnid=aZjmCcfPQn0LIM:&amp;ved=0CAUQjRw&amp;url=http://www.property118.com/a-winning-plan-for-property-for-the-budget-2013/37624/&amp;ei=Q5W3Ue21DIXk9ASA04DADQ&amp;bvm=bv.47534661,d.eWU&amp;psig=AFQjCNElvT4kc4CxD8ZHh8LH3cplqZ8_6Q&amp;ust=1371072184316746</p></li><li><p>7 </p><p>Expenditure</p><p>FY 2012 </p><p>Actual</p><p>FY 2013 </p><p>Appropriation</p><p>FY 2014 </p><p>Proposed</p><p>Change from </p><p>FY 13 </p><p>General Fund 44,271,289 45,590,458 47,160,237 1,569,779</p><p>State Aid 10,790,746 10,790,746 10,790,746 0</p><p>AEC Foundation 15,000 15,000 15,000 0</p><p>Gov. Office 483,123 483,123 483,123 0</p><p>Educational Aid 8,955,146 10,309,086 8,596,469 (1,712,617)</p><p>Total 64,515,304 67,188,413 67,045,575 (142,838)</p><p>Dallas County Juvenile Department</p><p>Three Year Summary</p><p>FY 2014</p></li><li><p>8 </p><p>Dallas County Juvenile Department </p><p>Three Year Summary </p><p>FY 2014 </p><p>FTE </p><p>FY 2012 </p><p>Actual </p><p>FY 2013 </p><p>Appropriation </p><p>FY 2014 </p><p>Proposed Change from FY </p><p>13 </p><p>Full Time 939 948 948 0 </p><p>Part Time 160 149 149 0 </p><p>Total 1,099 1,097 1,097 0 </p><p>The magic formula that successful businesses have </p><p>discovered is to treat customers like guests and </p><p>employees like people. </p><p>Tom Peters </p><p>The Worlds Quality Guru </p></li><li><p>ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS </p><p>This FY 2014 budget proposal reflects the Dallas County Juvenile Departments </p><p>balanced approach to moving the Department forward and benefiting from the </p><p>Dallas County Commissioners and the Dallas County Administrations stellar </p><p>fiscal stewardship which allows us to make needed investments within the Dallas </p><p>County Juvenile Departments operations, institutions, and employees. Most </p><p>important, it allows to better serve our youth as we put YOUTH FIRST! </p><p>The process that results in the Departments budget submission is an arduous one </p><p>at times, made even more difficult in challenging times. This effort would not be </p><p>possible without the expertise, commitment to excellence, and the hard work of </p><p>the Departments Executive and Fiscal staff! </p><p>The individuals listed below worked especially hard to analyze budgets for their </p><p>respective cost centers to include in this years budget proposal. Their dedication, </p><p>professionalism, and continued collegiality is deeply appreciated. </p><p>Dr. Terry S. Smith Executive Director/Chief Juvenile Probation Officer </p><p> John A. Heath </p><p>Assistant Executive Director </p><p>Kima Letcher Rhonda Freeman </p><p>Ronald Waddleton Marta Ballest </p><p>Barbara Bowser Claudia Lopez </p><p>Felicia Requena </p><p>Editor and Cover Design John A. Heath </p><p>9 </p></li><li><p>Dallas County Juvenile Department FY 2014 Proposed Budget </p><p>THERES MORE WORK TO BE DONE! </p><p>FY 2014 Proposed Budget </p><p>MISSION STATEMENT: </p><p>To assist referred youth in becoming productive, law abiding </p><p>citizens, while promoting public safety and victim restoration. </p><p>Dr. Terry S. Smith </p><p>Executive Director/Chief of Juvenile Probation </p><p>THE JOB ISNT FINISHED THERES MORE WORK TO BE DONE! PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA </p></li><li><p>2 | P a g e </p><p>Dear Juvenile Board Members: </p><p> After years of difficult cuts, Dallas Countys Fiscal Picture is stable, bright, and moving forward. This stability is thanks to a Commissioners Court and County Administration who were courageous in making tough budget decisions for the long-term, making prudent financial decisions in the short term, as well as sacrifices made by our employees </p><p>that have included pay freezes, and austerity measures implemented by the Juvenile Department in the use of financial, capital, and human resources. Municipal, County, and State Governments still face an uncertain economic recovery and unknown impacts from both the federal sequester and potentially from state budget cuts. Despite those external uncertainties, this budget preserves and prioritizes badly needed direct services that reflect our Departments values of putting YOUTH FIRST. </p><p>We continue the critical work of diverting youth from further penetration into the Juvenile Justice System, ensuring </p><p>that youth in the Academy for Academic Excellence and the JJAEP receive first class instruction, being ever vigilant to keep the community safe, and providing increased vocational and career options for the older youth we serve. Additionally, we continue to focus on our special needs populations by adding gender specific diversion courts as alternatives to incarceration. Furthermore, this budget reflects equally important county values like reducing costs and spending taxpayer money wisely, investing in the future, increasing sustainability and working with our community partners. </p><p>The Countys difficult budgets the past several years have been hard for the whole community. Those challenging years forced us to think more strategically and to find operating efficiencies that are now deeply embedded in the </p><p>Juvenile Departments financial practices. We will continue on this path in the years ahead by seeking alternative service delivery options, creative evidenced-based programs, and partnerships with the private sector as well as non-profit and community restorative justice partners. Our goal is to provide the best possible services for our youth, and their families in conjunction with expending the best use of taxpayer dollars. </p><p>The FY 2014 budget reflects the clear fact that in spite of the progress the Juvenile Department has made, theres still more work to be done in order to meet the myriad of challenges our youth and families face in Dallas County, while simultaneously exercising proper stewardship of public dollars. Putting Youth First! </p><p> John A. Heath </p><p>Assistant Executive Director </p></li><li><p>3 | P a g e </p><p>FY 2014 Proposed Budget </p><p>Three Year Summary </p></li><li><p>4 | P a g e </p><p>Expenditure</p><p>FY 2012 </p><p>Actual</p><p>FY 2013 </p><p>Appropriation</p><p>FY 2014 </p><p>Proposed</p><p>Change from </p><p>FY 13 </p><p>General Fund 44,271,289 45,590,458 47,160,237 1,569,779</p><p>State Aid 10,790,746 10,790,746 10,790,746 0</p><p>AEC Foundation 15,000 15,000 15,...</p></li></ul>