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.

Juvenile Justice, Justice, Youth

Changing Course: A Review of the First Two Years of Drug Transfer Reform in Illinois

Prepared for the Illinois Juvenile Justice Initiative by Elizabeth Kooy. The preparation of this document was supported by John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. View the Models for Change website Read More
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Diane Geraghty on reforming the juvenile justice system

Supported through the MacArthur Foundation's initiative to help reform the juvenile justice system, Diane Geraghty discusses the challenges facing Illinois. Learn more about the Models for Change Initiative.