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12/7- Racial Inequality in School Discipline

Forum on Racial Inequality in School Discipline, Mon, Dec. 7th, Chicago – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pushed-out-arrested-locked-up-addressing-racial-inequalities-in-school-discipline-tickets-19391598794

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JJI files testimony

JJI Written Testimony Oct 30 2015 copy

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Join JJI at Raven Theatre Saturday, November 7, 2015

Please join JJI for the “highly recommended” play, Direct from Death Row the Scottsboro Boys for a discounted price of $25! Date: Saturday, November 7, 2015 Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Raven Theater, 6157 N. Clark Street, Chicago Then stay for … Continue reading

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Status of juvenile justice-related bills passed in spring legislative session, 2015

See below summary of juvenile justice-related bills passed in both chambers in  the spring legislative session, 2015.  Includes a description of each bill, the current status, date signed into law and public law numbers.  For further information, please contact Julia … Continue reading

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IL Dept. of Juvenile Justice releases 6 month progress report

Following up on its operating plan announced last spring, the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice released a 6 month progress report.  Top on DJJ’s list of priorities is “right-sizing” its population. Read full report below. DJJOperatingPlanSixMoUpdateSept1

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Governor signs bill requiring review for community alternative before detention of children age 10, 11, 12

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                             Contact: Elizabeth Clarke August 4, 2015, 847-894-4206     New Law Will Require Consideration of Community Alternatives to Pre-Trial Detention for Children ages 10-12   Law Taking Effect on January 1st Could Reduce Reliance on Expensive … Continue reading

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Justice Dept – St. Louis Family Court – constitutional violations

The Justice Department found a number of constitutional violations, including: Failure to ensure youth facing delinquency proceedings have adequate legal representation; Failure to make adequate determinations that there is probable cause that a child committed the alleged offense; Failure to … Continue reading

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JJI Board Retreat 2015

JJI Board Retreat 2015 Schedule July 9, 2015 10:00am – 12:00pm – Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Tour. Meet at the Library (112 N 6th St., Springfield, IL 62701) at 10:00am. 12:00pm – 5:00pm – Retreat at Lincoln Home … Continue reading

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Impact of Illinois’ Statutory Change: Mandating the Least Restrictive Alternative

In 2011, House Bill 83 was signed into law with a effective date of January 1, 2012. This amended the Juvenile Court Act to encourage courts to comprehensively explore community alternatives prior to sentencing youth to incarceration in the Illinois … Continue reading

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New Monitoring Report on IYC-St. Charles

The John Howard Association of Illinois, Illinois’ only non-partisan prison watchdog, recently released 2013 Monitoring Report on IYC-St. Charles. IYC-St.Charles is a medium-security facility for boys. St. Charles also serves as the northern Reception and Classification facility for boys in Illinois. Statistics: … Continue reading

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