Board is the body which provides direction and support to the program. While the chief executive
officer of each agency is the actual representative to the board, it is more
practical for each to appoint a member. The
selected members are to be top level managers in their respective agencies,
traditionally, school principals, office managers, area heads, or division
commanders. The Board meets every other
month. The SHOCAP project director will
co-chair the board with the chairperson of the SAFEPOLICY
Screening Team. A secretary will also be
appointed. The secretary will be
responsible for keeping meeting notes and the mailing of the meeting
announcements and agendas. The board
will resolve any policy issues, which are brought to their attention by
The SAFEPOLICY Screening Team is the body which works on
the at-risk list and discusses individual cases and action plans. The agency executive
board member selects the members of this board.
These members are the line staff of the involved agency. The traditional members are vice or associate
principals, school attendance personnel, school counselors, probation officers,
and school resource police officers.
This body is the first line forum to exchange
information. The “at-risk” list is
reviewed, individual cases are discussed, and referrals made to appropriate
agencies. Action plans designed for
specific issues are outlined and enacted.
This team meets once on month excluding
July. The chairmanship of the board is
the Chief Juvenile Probation Officer.
The chair will be responsible for the keeping of the minutes and mailing
meeting agendas. The chairperson will
also co-chair the Executive Board
SHOCAP SCREENING TEAM
meets on a monthly basis. The membership
is made up of representatives of the Juvenile Justice System. The team reviews actual candidates to be
given SHOCAP status. The team forms and
implements the action plan for each SHO.
Members of this team meet with the SAFE
Screening Team to exchange
information and involve the other agencies in the action plans. The team is also responsible for the forming
of the SHO files with each agency contributing to the file. The files are reviewed at each meeting and
update assignments given. This team also
makes recommendations to the Executive
Board for policy changes and criteria enhancement. The team is chaired by the SHOCAP Project
juvenile operations captain of the Kokomo Police Department shall serve as the
SHOCAP Project Director. The Project
Director shall be responsible to produce and keep current the SHOCAP member
list and disseminate it to member agencies.
The SHOCAP Project Director will also serve as the liaison with the Office
of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, United States Department of
Justice and the appointed consulting agency for the program.
assistance offered by OJJDP or the project-consulting agency will be evaluated
by the Screening Team and reviewed with approval by the SHOCAP Project