- Justice Anne Burke Calls for Changing How Courts Punish Kids With Guns
- 11/26/2013, DNAinfo.com
- By Mark Konkol
- CHICAGO -- The story of Rodnell Dennis — an all-too-real tale of how a Chicago kid became a teenage killer — got an influential Illinois judge thinking about how juvenile courts can fail…
- Illinois needs smaller juvenile prison systems
- 10/2/2013, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
- By Judge George W. Timberlake, Ret.
- Illinois received more evidence last week that incarcerating young people doesn’t rehabilitate them. Independent experts told a federal court that Illinois’ juvenile prison system…
- Study Recommends Extending Illinois Juvenile Court Jurisdiction to Include 17-year-olds Charged with Felony Offenses
- 2/26/2013, Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission
- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb. 26, 2013
Recommendation: To promote a juvenile justice system focused on public safety, youth rehabilitation, fairness, and fiscal responsibility, Illinois should…
- How many Chicago juvenile arrests happen at school?
- 2/4/2013, Chicago Public Radio
- By Linda Paul
- Tens of thousands of young people get arrested each year in Chicago, and a lot of those arrests happen on the grounds of Chicago Public Schools. Of course, arrests at school happen all across the…
- MacArthur Foundation's Models for Change Initiative Announces its Knowledge Brief Series
- By Models for Change
- The Knowledge Brief Series describes new knowledge emerging from the Models for Change initiative, a multi-state juvenile justice initiative. Models for Change is accelerating movement toward a more…
- Illinois Supreme Court: Even juveniles deserve strong legal defense
- 8/31/2012, Associated Press
- By Christopher Will
- SPRINGFIELD, IL -- Lawyers are supposed to win cases for their clients. Lawyers in the juvenile justice system want what's best for troubled children.
And when the two impulses are in conflict, the…
- Experts Say New Federal Rule Brings Hope for LGBTQ Youth in Custody
- 8/29/2012, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
- By Christie Thompson
- Given the high rate of torment suffered by LGBT youth in custody, activists applauded last week’s finalizing of a landmark law that took nine years to get from adoption to implementation.
- Policy Experts Address the Challenges Facing LGBT Youth in Lockup
- 8/22/2012, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
- By James Swift
- “Why are we focused on LGBTQI youth all of a sudden?” said Mykel Selph, director of the Office of Girls & Gender at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center (JTDC) in…
- Juvenile detention center population keeps falling; But reform work not finished, officials say
- 8/20/2012, Chicago Tribune
- By Hal Dardick
- CHICAGO -- Cook County has been able to reduce the number of teens locked up in its juvenile detention center, but there's still much to be done before the mission to reform the long-troubled…
- Illinois Demonstration Project to Help Juvenile Offenders Make Successful Transition Back to Their Home Communities
- 7/24/2012, Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission
- SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission on Tuesday announced the start of a demonstration project to reduce the recidivism and improve the outcomes of juvenile offenders. The…
- STATE MUST CLOSE PRISONS AS NEED DECREASES
- 6/10/2012, Chicago Sun-Times
- By Julie Biehl
- Q. What happens when a state responds to non-violent juvenile delinquents with a justice system that holds them accountable for their actions and delivers family counseling, addiction treatment and…
- Editorial: Prison Not Only Choice for Justice
- 8/17/2011, The Alton Telegraph and The Jacksonville Courier-News (Illinois)
- The tough-love approach to juvenile justice undertaken in the 1980s and ‘90s was designed to send a message to frighten would-be young criminals.
You get caught, you go to jail.
To an extent…