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  1. Article number 1 - Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice Announces the Proposed Closing of IYC-Kewanee
  2. Article number 2 - 2015 ANNUAL REPORT
  3. Article number 3 - Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice Provides New Data Reports
  4. Article number 4 - Governor Rauner Signs Juvenile Justice Reform Legislation
  5. Article number 5 - Department of Juvenile Justice Honors Employees
  6. Article number 6 - Governor Rauner Visits the Illinois Youth Center at St. Charles
  •  IDJJ SealIllinois Department of Juvenile Justice Announces the Proposed Closing of IYC-Kewanee

    The Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice today announced it will be closing its Youth Center in Kewanee. This closure will allow IDJJ to reinvest a portion of the cost-savings into community-based programming to make our streets safer and reduce overall costs to the State.

  •  2015 ANNUAL REPORT

    The IDJJ 2015 Annual Report provides an overview of the Department, where we have been to where we are headed. It takes an honest look at the critical issues we are facing and outlines the changes underway to address them.   As we continue to seek out new ways to consistently and accurately provide information to the public, our hope is that these tools will help facilitate a more robust dialogue about the state of juvenile justice in Illinois.

  •  Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice Provides New Data Reports

    In March 2015, the IDJJ unveiled its comprehensive strategic plan focusing on five core principles: right-size, rehabilitate, reintegrate, respect and report. The final principle, report, focuses on enhancing communications and management systems to strengthen operations, improve outcomes, increase public safety, and inform the public.

  •  Governor Rauner Signs Juvenile Justice Reform Legislation

    SPRINGFIELD –Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice (IDJJ) Director Candice Jones commended Governor Bruce Rauner for signing a package of local and state juvenile justice reform bills into law yesterday as part of the administration’s plan to support comprehensive criminal justice reform.

     

     

     

  •  Department of Juvenile Justice Honors EmployeesDepartment of Juvenile Justice Honors Employees

    ​On May 5, 2015, the Department of Juvenile Justice joined the Department of Corrections at a ceremony to recognize the departments' past and present heroes.  The ceremony honored the memory of IDOC and IDJJ fallen heroes who died in the line of duty. The agencies also recognized the outstanding contributions of their current employees. 

    Aftercare Specialist Adriana Morales at the IDJJ Aurora Office was named the IDJJ 2015 Aftercare Specialist of the Year. Featured in the picture on the right are IDJJ Director Candice Jones, Aftercare Specialist Adriana Morales, and IDJJ Deputy Director for Aftercare Eva Moore. Morales works diligently to match youth with services that will result in a positive experience for them and the community at large. Her professionalism and commitment to the job make her a valuable employee of the department in its mission to support the successful reentry process of youth back to their families and communities.
     
    Juvenile Justice Specialist William Sievers from the Illinois Youth Center at Pere Marquette was named the IDJJ 2015 Juvenile Justice Specialist of the Year. Featured in the picture on the left are IDJJ Director Candice Jones, Juvenile Justice Specialist William Sievers, and IDJJ Deputy Director for Operations Jesse Montgomery. Sievers serves as a role model to youth and staff, and demonstrates years of knowledgeable experience working with youth.
  •  Governor Rauner Visits the Illinois Youth Center at St. Charles

    In March, Governor Rauner spent time visiting youth and staff at the Illinois Youth Center at St. Charles. He met with representatives from the Student Council in the school library and toured classrooms and living quarters to gain a better understanding of the challenges facing youth and the Department.