The Juvenile Justice Initiative presents
Visioning Conversation and Reception
Thursday, October 24 at 5 PM
35 West Wacker Drive, 47th Floor, Chicago IL
A Vision for the Future:
Reimagining the System When
Young People Come into Conflict with the Law
We are thrilled to announce the following participants:
Herschella Conyers, Moderator
The University of Chicago Law School
Woods Fund of Chicago
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Public Welfare Foundation
Thanks to the Juvenile Justice Initiative and a host of statewide partners, the system of justice for our young people is undergoing a historic transformation. The state’s fiscal investment is shifting away from incarceration to an expanded array of community-based alternatives. The state has raised the age of jurisdiction of juvenile court from 17 to 18. More of our young people are benefitting from the broad-based and statewide commitment to restorative justice.
What does this all mean for the future?
Illinois, the home of the world’s first juvenile court, is a leader in the nation’s rapidly shifting focus away from cookie-cutter law and order approaches to individualized community based justice. Illinois and the US are international leaders in research documenting that youth are different from adults. Join us as we celebrate victories and examine implications for the future when young people come into conflict with the law.
Thank you to Winston & Strawn for hosting this event and reception on the future of children in Illinois.