Author Archives: jjustice
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
National Legal Aid and Defender Association Letter: NLADA Letter in support of SB2370 National Juvenile Defender Center Letter: NJDCLetter of Support of SB2370
Closing Kewanee is just a start for juvenile justice reform.
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
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
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.
Elizabeth Clarke, President of JJI quoted in article about lllinois’ new laws aimed at keeping teens out of the state prison system.
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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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