New Law Supports Least Restrictive Sentencing for Youth
August 25, 2011 | From the field | Juvenile Justice

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law legislation mandating that juvenile court judges exhaust their least restrictive means of sentencing youth before committing them to the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice. Supporters of the measure, including Models for Change initiative partners, relied on Foundation-supported research to show that secure custody actually increased the likelihood that youth would re-offend, while local alternatives led to positive outcomes for youth and their communities.

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