Keeping Youth Out of Adult Courts Better for Children, Safer for Communities, According to Study
June 26, 2008 | From the field | Juvenile Justice

The 2005 repeal of a state law that once forced children accused of drug offenses into adult criminal courts has not compromised public safety and, instead, has provided hundreds of Illinois youth a greater opportunity to turn their lives around, according to a report released today by the Juvenile Justice Initiative. The report is part of the Models for Change initiative supported by the MacArthur Foundation to accelerate progress toward a more rational, fair, effective and developmentally appropriate juvenile justice system.