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SAVE THE DATE!October 8 JJI Annual

Wednesday October 8, 2014
Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Location: Jenner & Block, 353 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654

Join us as we honor
Hon. Toni Preckwinkle, President, Cook County Board  and
Jeffrey Colman, Partner, Jenner & Block.
More information to follow!

Report ImageAutomatic Adult Prosecution of Children in Cook County, Illinois. 2010-2012.  More than 30 years’ of studies have consistently demonstrated that categorical treatment of children as adults prevents rehabilitation and positive development, fails to protect public safety and yields profound racial, ethnic and geographic disparities. This report looks at three years of data on 257 children under the age of 17, who were held in juvenile detention in Cook County but prosecuted and sentenced in adult court from 1/1/2010 – 12/31/2012. Download full Report!

 

Models for Change

Impact of Illinois’ Statutory Change Mandating the Least Restrictive Alternative Standard  In 2010, juvenile justice advocates grew increasingly concerned about the high number of commitments to the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice (IDJJ) for non-violent low-level felony and misdemeanor offenses. During 2010, over half (53%) of the court commitments to IDJJ were for non-violent offenses, with nearly 12% of the commitments for misdemeanor offenses and over 5% for drug offenses. Read full report here.

Working to transform the juvenile justice system in Illinois