Past JJI Annual EventsIMG_0293IMG_0301IMG_0033IMG_0048IMG_0040IMG_0106IMG_3627 (1)IMG_0088IMG_4059IMG_3826IMG_3825photoAld. Munoz, Norman Kerr, Kevin Rak and JJI Board Member Michael RodriguezJJI Pres. Betsy Clarke and Jenner & Block Partner Jeffrey ColmanAsst. Public Defenders united! Deputy Peter Parry, Cook Co. Public Defender's Office and Jeffrey Howard, Legal Director of the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth (Ret. Asst. PD)IMG_4214IMG_4246IMG_4267IMG_4279IMG_4387IMG_4569img_0812P. TaylorC. GarciaJustice GarmanJustice BurkeDSC_0120
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BILL WOULD GIVE OLDER TEENS A SECOND CHANCE IN MISDEMEANOR CASES. Under current law, Illinois automatically sends 18-year-old defendants to adult court – bill would start misdemeanor cases of 18 year olds in juvenile court. (www.icjia.state.il.us) Public News Service … Continue reading
See JJI’s April 14 e-newsletter regarding the police accountability task force report and pending legislation in Springfield.
Read our most recent e-newsletter covering the police accountability task force report and legislation pending in Springfield regarding children in conflict with the law. Click here.
Juvenile justice long time coming, but maybe Illinois bill can lead way… Law Review article by Timothy P. O’Neill, the Edward T. and Noble W. Lee Chair in Constitutional Law for 2014-15 at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Click … Continue reading
Closing Kewanee is just a start for juvenile justice reform.
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
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