R.E.D. Subcommittee Membership
BOARD OF STATE AND COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS (BSCC)
STATE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON JUVENILE JUSTICE
AND DELINQUENCY PREVENTION (SACJJDP)
RACIAL AND ETHNIC DISPARITY (R.E.D.) SUBCOMMITTEE
Sandra McBrayer, Chair, of San Diego, was appointed to the SACJJDP on November 28, 2006. Ms. McBrayer has served as the chief executive officer of the Children’s Initiative, a children’s advocacy non-profit, since 1996. She was previously an adjunct professor with San Diego State University from 1990 to 2004 and a teacher with the San Diego County Office of Education from 1984 to 1996. She was named National Teacher of the Year in 1994 and serves on the boards of the San Diego Workforce Partnership Youth Council and the California After School Partnership as well as the BSCC Juvenile Justice Standing Committee (JJSC).
The Honorable Stacy Boulware Eurie, of Sacramento, is a Sacramento Superior Court judge presiding over Sacramento County's Juvenile Court. Judge Eurie worked as an associate with Rothschild, Wishek & Sands from 1996 to 2000, then served as supervising deputy attorney general for the California Attorney General's Office until 2007, when she was appointed to the Sacramento County bench by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Dr. Rita Cameron Wedding, of Sacramento, is the Chair of the department of Women’s Studies and a professor of Women’s Studies and Ethnic Studies at California State University, Sacramento. In 2003 she co-edited Ethnic America: Readings in Race, Class and Gender. In 2004, she co-authored Institutions, Ideologies and Individuals: Feminist Perspectives on Gender, Race and Class. Her research and scholarship informs the numerous lectures and workshops she conducts on diversity for teachers, social workers as well as staff in business, government and non-profit agencies. In 2004, Dr. Cameron Wedding received the Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award for the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies at CSUS. Also in 2004, as a Fulbright Scholar, she participated in a six-week Diversity Seminar in South Africa.
Pamala Gilyard, of Elk Grove, has served in the Sacramento County Probation Department since 1990. Ms. Gilyard began her tenure as a probation assistant and has since been promoted through the ranks to her current position of supervising probation officer for Juvenile Court Services. She was awarded Probation Officer of the Year for her work on the Gang Violence Suppression Unit and is a member of the Juvenile Drug Court Committee and the Sacramento County Probation Department Performance Evaluation Committee.
Olin Jones, of Sacramento, was appointed by California Attorney General Bill Lockyer as the first Director of the Office of Native American Affairs in February 2000, and is a member of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma. The Office of Native American Affairs addresses justice related issues for California’s Indian citizens that reside on reservations, rancherias and in urban communities for the overall improvement of the quality of life for Indian people. Mr. Jones has spent the last decade working closely with Native American Tribes on crime prevention issues and has improved access to health and welfare resources. He has been a Program Manager for the Attorney General’s Crime and Violence Prevention Center since 1996. From 1989 to 1996, he worked for the California Governor’s Office of Criminal Justice Planning (OCJP) and served as a liaison to California’s Native American community.
Sandy Keaton, of San Diego, is a Senior Research Analyst in the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) Criminal Justice Research Division. Ms. Keaton holds a Master of Arts degree in Applied Sociology. Her research areas include gangs, juvenile justice issues, public safety, public health and substance abuse. She has worked in both the public and non-profit sectors.
Tracy Kenny, of Sacramento, graduated from the University of California, Berkeley for her undergraduate degree and from UC Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law for her J.D. Ms Kenny currently is a Legislative Advocate for the Office of Government Affairs and serves on the Family and Juvenile Law Advisory Committee. She is also a member of the California Fostering Connections organization for the John Burton Foundation.
Raquel Mariscal, of Santa Cruz, is a Senior Consultant for the Annie E. Casey foundation; co-managing the Juvenile Detention Alternative’s Initiative (JDAI), perhaps the nation’s most ambitious effort to date to demonstrate that jurisdictions can safely reduce reliance on secure juvenile detention. Ms. Mariscal began her formal work in JDAI as the Senior Associate for Juvenile Justice Reform with the Annie E. Casey Foundation. A member of the California Bar, Mariscal previously worked as the Executive Director of the Criminal Justice Council of Santa Cruz County, California. Her career includes: administrative analyst for Santa Cruz County fourth district supervisor, providing criminal/juvenile defense services in private practice and ten years working as an attorney in the Public Defender’s office of Santa Cruz County.
Dr. Monique W. Morris, of Oakland, is an author and social justice scholar with more than 20 years of professional and volunteer experience in the areas of education, civil rights, juvenile and social justice. Dr. Morris is the author of the book, Black Stats: African Americans by the Numbers in the Twenty-First Century (The New Press, 2014), the novel, Too Beautiful for Words (MWM Books, 2012); and co-writer of Poster Child: The Kemba Smith Story with Kemba Smith (IBJ Book Publishers, 2011). She has written dozens of articles, book chapters, and other publications on social justice issues and lectured widely on research, policies, and practices associated with improving juvenile justice, educational, and socioeconomic conditions for Black girls, women, and their families. Dr. Morris has also worked in partnership with, and served as, a consultant for state and county agencies, national academic and research institutions, and communities throughout the nation.
Winston Peters, of Los Angeles, was appointed to the SACJJDP on November 28, 2006. Since 1985, he has served the Los Angeles County Public Defenders Office, where he currently holds the position of assistant public defender. Mr. Peters is a member of Governor Brown’s Juvenile Justice Workgroup and chairs the State Commission on Juvenile Justices and Delinquency Prevention.
Laura Ridolfi, of Berkeley, is a Law and Policy Analyst for the W Haywood Burns Institute (BI). She provides technical assistance to BI sites in analyzing whether, and to what extent, policies and practices contribute to disparities in juvenile justice systems. She also assists in developing local strategies to reduce disparities. Prior to the BI, Ms. Ridolfi worked for several juvenile and criminal justice organizations and was a Fulbright Fellow in Kenya, where she conducted original research on the juvenile justice system. She is a graduate of the University Of California Berkeley School Of Law. There, she coordinated the Boalt Hall Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild and the Youth and Education Law Society, where she created and implemented a street law program for youth in San Francisco and Alameda County juvenile detention facilities. She also clerked for East Bay Community Law, representing youth and adult ex-offenders in sealing or expunging their criminal records, and the San Francisco Public Defender, Juvenile Division.