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Welcome to the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice

Featured Articles

  1. Article number 1 - Youth give dining room a visual improvement
  2. Article number 2 - Graduation at IYC Pere Marquette
  3. Article number 3 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Project at IYC Warrenville
  4. Article number 4 - Youth sports draw a crowd
  5. Article number 5 - Christmas Show for Youth and Families at IYC Chicago
  6. Article number 6 - Inspirational artwork
  •  Youth give dining room a visual improvement

    ​Youth at the Illinois Youth Center in Kewanee put their talents to use by painting this mural in their dining room.  Youth artwork can be seen throughout the Center.

  •  graduation ceremonyGraduation at IYC Pere Marquette

    Grafton Mayor Tom Thompson provided the keynote address to graduates at the Illinois Youth Center Pere Marquette on October 11, 2013.
  •  MLK Project WarrenvilleMartin Luther King, Jr. Project at IYC Warrenville

    The Writer’s Theatre has performed the Martin Luther King, Jr. Project at Warrenville Youth Center for the past three years.  It is a powerful, passionate performance that highlights Chicago’s connection to the Civil Rights Movement.  Youth are encouraged to participate in an educational discussion following the performance.
  •  baseball game in progressYouth sports draw a crowd

    The recent youth versus staff softball game at the Illinois Youth Center in Harrisburg was a popular event.  The youth outscored the staff 12-10 after a competitive nine innings of play.  Players and spectators enjoyed the game.
  •  Christmas Show for Youth and Families at IYC ChicagoChristmas Show for Youth and Families at IYC Chicago

    In December, youth performed a Christmas Show at the Illinois Youth Center at Chicago.  The collaboration between the Administration, staff, youth, and their families, made for a great event for all attendees.
  •  motication artwork of boxerInspirational artwork

    Youth and staff at the Youth Center in St. Charles have recently decorated the weight room. This painting is part of a statewide effort to give youth an opportunity to create works of art and improve the aesthetics of the facilities.