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Category Archives: Updates
JJI filed written testimony for the Appropriations – Human Services committee meeting on Tue., April 4 in support of full funding for Redeploy Illinois, CCBYS, and other critical prevention and intervention programs. Read the statement here.
JJI President Elizabeth Clarke and Board Member Amy Campanelli Address Public Defenders at National Summit
On Saturday, February 4th, public defenders from across the United States met in Miami for the Summit on Public Defense, hosted by the American Bar Association. Elizabeth Clarke was invited to speak to the issue of the right to counsel at … Continue reading
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.