SB 823 Subcommittee

Senate Bill 823, passed in 2020, requires a subcommittee of the Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council be established to develop a County plan for the realignment of the Department of Juvenile Justice from the State to the Counties.

Subcommittee Members

The subcommittee shall be composed of one representative each from:

Chief Probation Officer TR Merickel, Chairman
Kern County Probation Department
District Attorney’s Office William Schlaerth, Deputy District Attorney
Kern County District Attorney’s Office
Public Defender’s Office Peter Kang, Assistant Public Defender
Kern County Public Defender’s Office
Department of Social Services Maria Bermudez, Assistant Director
Kern County Department of Human Services
Department of Mental Health Jennie Sill, System Administrator
Kern Behavioral Health and Recovery Services
Office of Education Carlos Rojas, Program Administrator
Kern County Superintendent of Schools
Court Representative Honorable Judge Wendy Avila, Juvenile Court Judge
Kern County Superior Court
Community Member Tom Corson, Executive Director
Kern County Network for Children (KCNC)
Community Member Wesley Davis, President/CEO
Wendale Davis Foundation
Community Member Lois Hannible, Program Manager
Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK)

Meeting Information

Upcoming Meeting:   February 24, 2021  Agenda