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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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Candidates for Cook County State’s Attorney Respond to JJI questionnaire

Two of the three candidates in the Democratic Primary for Cook County State’s Attorney responded to JJI’s questionnaire – you can read their responses by clicking on the links below: Foxx Juvenile Justice Initiative      More – 2016 QUESTIONNAIRE response

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JJI Statement on IDJJ Closure of IYC Kewanee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                         Contact: Elizabeth Clarke February 12, 2016; 847-894-420 Closure of IYC Kewanee, by Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice Closure of Problematic Prison in Line with Best Practice Models for Juvenile Justice CHICAGO – The Juvenile Justice Initiative … Continue reading

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The US has a growing human rights movement which has successfully advocated for social change. Read the statement by the UN Working Group on the Status of People of African Descent here.

http://ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=17000&LangID=E

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Elizabeth Clarke, President of JJI quoted in article about lllinois’ new laws aimed at keeping teens out of the state prison system.

http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-01-04/juvenile-justice/locking-up-fewer-kids-is-goal-of-new-illinois-law/a49662-1

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Ohio Supreme Court to review shackling children.

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Listen to WBEZ report on Redeploy Illinois and the impact of the IL budget impasse

Redeploy Illinois – and the impact of the budget impasse – was the focus of WBEZ reporting yesterday focusing mainly on the Redeploy program in Rockford (see the website coverage which includes a map of all Redeploy sites)…..and the story … Continue reading

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Read JJI’s Current Newsletter!

Click here to read our latest newsletter and learn about legislative reforms related to juvenile justice in 2015, updates on Illinois’ juvenile prisons, information on young adults and much more.

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UN-fair to take place on December 12, 2015!

  The Collaborative to End INJustice/DMC is hosting an UN-Fair on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at Benito Juarez High School at 2150 S. Laflin Street in Chicago, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The Un-Fair is a community-based event designed … Continue reading

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