Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is empowered to act on behalf of the Interstate Commission during periods when the Interstate Commission is not in session, with the exception of rulemaking and/or amendments to the compact.  The power of the Executive Committee is subject to any limitations imposed by the Commission, the Compact, or its By-laws.

The Executive Committee is responsible for monitoring the health, needs, and accomplishments of the Commission while also ensuring the organization operates according to its By-laws.  As described in  ICJ Article III (F), the functions include, but are not limited to: 

  • Financial management;
  • Strategic planning;
  • Scheduling of full Commission meetings;
  • Oversight of day-to-day activities of the administration of the compact, managed by the Executive Director;
  • Administration of enforcement and compliance activities; and
  • Performs such other duties as directed by the Interstate Commission or set forth in the By-laws.

Meeting Dates:

 

  • December 16, 2021, 12pm ET 
  • January 27, 2022, 12pm ET
  • February 24, 2022, 12pm ET
  • March 22 & 23, 2022 - Cincinnati, Ohio
  • April 28, 2022, 12pm ET
  • May 26, 2022, 12pm ET
  • June 23, 2022, 12pm ET
  • July 28, 2022, 12pm ET
  • August 25, 2022, 12pm ET

Chair

Tasha Hunt

Commissioner, Connecticut

Ms. Tasha M. Hunt is the Deputy Director of Juvenile Probation Services for the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch Court Support Services Division. She started her career with the Judicial Branch nearly 25 years ago as a Juvenile Probation Officer. In 2009, she was promoted to Juvenile Probation Supervisor II and rose through the ranks to become the Deputy Director in 2015. Ms. Hunt is responsible for the management and operations of the eleven Juvenile Probation offices across Connecticut. She is committed to integrating evidence-based practices in probation offices to improve outcomes for court-involved youth. Ms. Hunt has played an integral role in Connecticut’s reform of the juvenile justice system, which has led to progressive change and the state acquiring recognition as a national model. In addition to managing field offices, Ms. Hunt serves as the Commissioner of the Connecticut Interstate Compact for Juveniles, overseeing the administration and management of the state’s federally-mandated supervision and transfer of juveniles on probation and parole who move across state lines or run away to another state. She also co-leads the Interstate Compact for Juveniles Ad Hoc Committee for Racial Justice. Ms. Hunt has served on several statewide committees and task forces. Currently, she represents the agency on the Juvenile Justice Policy and Oversight Incarceration Workgroup, Improving Outcomes for Youth Subcommittee, Governor’s Task Force on Justice for Abused Children, and local initiatives focused on youth homelessness and addressing racial and ethnic disparities in the juvenile justice system. Ms. Hunt earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology with a concentration in Criminology and Criminal Justice, and a Master of Science Degree in Education from Southern Connecticut State University. She is also an adjunct professor at the University of New Haven in the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences.

Vice Chair

Nina Belli

Commissioner/UNITY Coordinator, Oregon

Nina Belli serves as the Juvenile Interstate Compact (ICJ) Deputy Compact Administrator and Designee for Oregon, employed by the Oregon Youth Authority (OYA). She has worked in diverse juvenile justice systems by overseeing and conducting the daily operations of 2 state’s ICJ offices in 2 separate regions; those being the Ohio and Oregon ICJ Offices. During her time with OYA, Ms. Belli has assisted in drafting legislation within the state of Oregon to ensure the state’s compliance with ICJ. Ms. Belli currently serves on the Oregon Department of Justice Trafficking Intervention Advisory Committee. Ms. Belli has also served for 4 years as the Midwest Region Representative and served on the Executive Committee in that role. Ms. Belli has conducted and participated in numerous ICJ trainings and seminars with juvenile courts, state juvenile justice departments, law enforcement, and social service agencies. Prior to her work with ICJ, Ms. Belli served as a Victim Advocate and Court/Agency Investigator at the city, county and state levels of government. Ms. Belli is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work.

Treasurer

Sherry Jones

Commissioner/Deputy Compact Administrator/Racial Justice Ad Hoc Chair/UNITY Coordinator, Maryland

Sherry Jones is the Deputy Compact Administrator of the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services and serves as the Maryland ICJ Commissioner. Currently, she oversees the day-to-day operations of the Interstate Compact Unit and resolves discrepancies between State and Local Laws and ICJ Rules-Federal Laws. She serves on the Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force Victim Services Committee and is Co-Chair of the Baltimore City Victims Services Committee. Her varied background includes advocacy, education/training, and formal/informal mentorship. Sherry earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Psychology from Coppin State University and an Associates of Arts degree from Baltimore Community College in Early Childhood Education. She is also a graduate of Towson University’s Professional Leader Program and Department of Juvenile Services Leadership Development Institute. Sherry is one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women Honorees for her Professional Accomplishment, Community Leadership, and Mentoring. She believes serving as the Maryland Representative helps cultivate and refine her leadership skills.

Immediate Past Chair

Jacey R. Rader

Commissioner/Compliance Committee Chair, Nebraska

Jacey Rader was appointed as Assistant Deputy Administrator of the Administration & Operations Division in May of 2018.  Jacey serves as the Commissioner for the Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision (ICAOS) and the Interstate Commission for Juveniles in the State of Nebraska. Jacey graduated from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 2002 and has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. She began her career with probation in 2004, and served as a probation officer until 2013, when she was promoted to Compliance Officer with the Administrative Office of Probation. In 2014, she was appointed to the Deputy Compact Administrator position and currently serves as the Commissioner for the Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision (ICAOS). 

Compliance Committee Chair

Jacey R. Rader

Commission Immediate Past Chair/Commissioner, Nebraska

Jacey Rader was appointed as Assistant Deputy Administrator of the Administration & Operations Division in May of 2018.  Jacey serves as the Commissioner for the Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision (ICAOS) and the Interstate Commission for Juveniles in the State of Nebraska. Jacey graduated from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 2002 and has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. She began her career with probation in 2004, and served as a probation officer until 2013, when she was promoted to Compliance Officer with the Administrative Office of Probation. In 2014, she was appointed to the Deputy Compact Administrator position and currently serves as the Commissioner for the Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision (ICAOS). 

Finance Committee Chair

Corrie Copeland

Commissioner/Deputy Compact Administrator/UNITY Coordinator, Tennessee

Corrie Copeland is an employee with the Tennessee Department of Children Services, currently serving as the Commissioner for Interstate Compact for Juveniles (ICJ) within the Office of Juvenile Justice.  Ms. Copeland has been with the department for 18 years and has served in various positions.   Ms. Copeland is responsible for providing daily oversight of interstate probation/parole cases and the process of returning runaway youth, absconder, and escapees.  She currently chairs the Finance Committee and serves on the Racial Ad Hoc committee.   She previously served on the Compliance Committee, which ensures states adhere to the rules and protocols of the Compact, and on the Training Committee in which she was a panel participant for the  2019 Annual Business Meeting.  Ms. Copeland also participates in the Southern Regional ICJ workgroup, making sure the region complies. It addresses any interstate issues that may affect the Southern region and ICJ stakeholders.  Ms. Copeland obtained her undergraduate degree in History from Fisk University and a Master’s degree in Public Serve Management from Cumberland University.

Rules Committee Chair

Stephen Horton

Commissioner, North Carolina

Stephen Horton is the Commissioner for North Carolina and the Deputy Compact Administrator for the North Carolina ICJ office with the NC Department of Public Safety; Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice. He has served as DCA since 2014. He has over ten years of service with the North Carolina ICJ office. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Appalachian State University in 1996. He began his career with North Carolina State government over twenty years ago and has worked as a Court Counselor, Court Counselor Supervisor, and as a Staff Development Specialist. Stephen is an (adjunct) General Instructor for North Carolina and holds Specialized Instructor certifications in Restraint, Control, and Defensive Tactics (self-defense), Wellness and Fitness, and First Aid/ CPR. He has also served on  a number of different ICJ committees within the Commission and is a current member to the Rules Committee.

Technology Committee Chair

Kellianne Torres

Designee/Deputy Compact Administrator/UNITY Coordinator, Iowa

Training Committee Chair

Nate Lawson

Commissioner/UNITY Coordinator, Ohio

Nate Lawson was appointed as the Commissioner for the Ohio Interstate Compact for Juveniles Office in February of 2018.  Nate has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree from Bowling Green State University as well as a Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree from the University of Cincinnati.  Nate began working for the Ohio Department of Youth Services in 2000 as a Juvenile Parole Officer and over his 19 years of state service has held the following positions: Juvenile Parole Officer, Social Worker II, Juvenile Parole Services Supervisor, Parole Regional Administrator, and Standards and Accreditation Administrator. 

East Regional Representative

Rebecca Moore

Designee/Racial Justice Ad Hoc Chair, Massachusetts

Becki Moore is Director of Community of Operations and ICJ Deputy Compact Administrator at the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services and has worked in juvenile justice for over 20 years. Ms. Moore served as a field-based case manager for a community-based provider agency working with youth committed to the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services (DYS); since 2001, she has worked directly for DYS in several capacities. Most recently, Ms. Moore has worked out of the DYS Commissioner’s Office as the Director of Community Operations and ICJ Deputy Compact Administrator. In this role, she is responsible for the statewide oversight of community re-entry and supervision practices for all youth committed to DYS as well as for formerly committed youth engaged with DYS through a voluntary service agreement. Ms. Moore’s primary responsibilities in this role are policy development, quality assurance, data management, outcome measurement, interstate case management and the establishment of effective transition protocols and case management practices. She also recently managed the implementation of the Department’s OJJDP Second Chance Act grant award and the reintegration of the agency’s utilization of the Youth Level of Service/Case Management Inventory (YLS/CMI) and related Case Management Plan development.

Ms. Moore holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA and a master’s of science degree in criminal justice from Northeastern University in Boston, MA.

Midwest Regional Representative

Charles Frieberg

Commissioner, South Dakota

Charles Frieberg started his career in the criminal justice system in September of 1993 as a probation officer. His first duty station was in Lake Andes where he stayed for two years before he was assigned to the office in Yankton, South Dakota. In his capacity as a probation officer he supervised both an adult and juvenile caseload. In 2010 Charles was appointed the Chief Court Services Officer for the First Judicial Circuit of South Dakota. He was implemental in bringing a Drug Court to two areas in his jurisdiction. He supervised a staff of 25 people which covered 14 counties in the southeastern portion of South Dakota. In 2016 Charles was appointed the Director of Court Services and is now living in Pierre, SD. He earned his BA in Criminal Justice from the University of South Dakota, graduating in 1993. He has raised six children who are all grown and are living in South Dakota and Colorado. He enjoys being with his family, golfing and reading.

South Regional Representative

Daryl Liedecke

Commissioner/UNITY Coordinator, Texas

Daryl Liedecke is the current Commissioner for Texas and Deputy Compact Administrator for the Texas ICJ office with the Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD). He has served in that position since 2012. He has been with Texas ICJ since 2002 where he started as parole coordinator and extradition specialist. He obtained his Master’s in Social Work in 2000 and begin working for TJJD as a caseworker with the Capital and Serious Violent Offender Program at the Giddings State School in Giddings,  Texas, working with youth committed for violent offenses. He moved from there to the Texas ICJ Office in 2002. As Commissioner and DCA, he has also served on several different ICJ committees to assist with Commission business.

West Regional Representative

Michael Farmer

Designee/UNITY Coordinator/Deputy Compact Administrator, California

Michael Farmer has been employed by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), formerly the California Youth Authority, since 1997.  He has held positions as both a youth counselor and case manager within state juvenile facilities as well as providedsupervision services to juvenile parolees in the community. As the Deputy Compact Administrator or Designee, Michaelsupervised the daily operations of the California ICJ Office from 2010 to 2016. He returned to this position in July 2020.  Michael is a past Chair of the Compliance Committee and has previously served on the Information Technology and Rules Committees as well as the AAICPC/ICJ Work Group. In addition to his role with ICJ, Michael acts a liaison between DJJ and county agencies to provide information related to eligibility and acceptance, facility programming, and re-entry services for state committed youth. He works closely with local courts, probation departments, and social service agencies to provide training and resources related to ICJ and DJJ. Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley and master’s degrees in social work and public administration from the University of Southern California.

Victims Representative

Nataki B. Brown

Ex Officio, South Carolina

Nataki Ballard Brown is a 1996 graduate of South Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work. She began her career in Victim Services in 1996 as a Victim Advocate with the Rape Crisis Network (currently known as Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands). As a Victim Advocate with Rape Crisis Network she was responsible for crisis intervention services, hospital, law enforcement and court accompaniment. Her position at Rape Crisis Network was partially funded by a Federal Victim of Crime Act (VOCA) Grant, of which she was responsible for maintaining. In 1999, she assumed a new VOCA position with the 5th Circuit Solicitor’s Office as a Victim Advocate for Survivors of Sexual Assault. In 2003 she was appointed the Director of Victim Services for the 5th Circuit Solicitor’s Office. Nataki served as the President of the South Carolina Solicitor’s Association Victim Advocate Forum from September 2007 – February 2009. She currently serves as the Solicitor’s Association Forum representative for the South Carolina Victim Services Collaborative Council (VSCC). Throughout her 24 years in Victim Services, she facilitated and presented several trainings around South Carolina.