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50 Years After Miranda: A Look at IL’s Juvenile Justice System

Today is the 50th anniversary of Miranda v. Arizona.  See article below regarding recent developments in providing counsel for children at the station house in lllinois. http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-06-13/juvenile-justice/50-years-after-miranda-a-look-at-ils-juvenile-justice-system/a51965-1

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Read JJI’s statement on the Illinois budget

JJI filed written testimony for the Appropriations – Human Services committee meeting on Wed., April 27 at the Bilandic Building in Chicago at 12:00 p.m.  Read the statement here.

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Read the NYT’s Editorial on the Chicago Police Task Force Accountability Report

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See JJI’s April 14 e-newsletter regarding the police accountability task force report and pending legislation in Springfield.

Read our most recent e-newsletter covering the police accountability task force report and legislation pending in Springfield regarding children in conflict with the law.  Click here.

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JJI President Elizabeth Clarke quoted in Law Review article regarding Counsel at the Station House.

Juvenile justice long time coming, but maybe Illinois bill can lead way… Law Review article by Timothy P. O’Neill, the Edward T. and Noble W. Lee Chair in Constitutional Law for 2014-15 at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Click … Continue reading

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Connecticut General Assembly Judiciary Committee approves bill raising the age of juvenile court to 21!

JJI applauds CT Gov. Malloy for his support of raising the age of juvenile court to 21 and the CT Judiciary Committee for passing the Second Chance 2.0 bill.  Only CT and IL are working on “raising the age” to … Continue reading

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JJI President Elizabeth Clarke addressed social work students at ISU for Social Work Day

Elizabeth Clarke addressed an audience of about 300 students of the ISU School of Social Work and professionals who work with youth for a day-long event marking Social Work Day.  Read article about her presentation here.

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Hearing on Closing Kewanee Youth Prison 3/30

At 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, the Illinois Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability, a state legislative panel, will begin a public hearing about Gov. Rauner’s proposal to close the juvenile prison at Kewanee. The hearing will be held at … Continue reading

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Read support letters from NJDC and NLADA for SB2370

National Legal Aid and Defender Association Letter:  NLADA Letter in support of SB2370 National Juvenile Defender Center Letter:  NJDCLetter of Support of SB2370

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Read commentary by Stephanie Kollman of Northwestern Child and Family Law Center

Closing Kewanee is just a start for juvenile justice reform.

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