Volunteering

Contact Deputy Director of Programs Heidi Mueller at 312-814-3057 for more information about volunteering with the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice.


Types of programming provided to youth

The following types of programming are provided to youth in the Department of Juvenile Justice:

  • Assessments
  • Substance abuse Treatment
  • Mental Health Treatment
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Case management
  • Health care
  • Education
  • Chaplaincy
  • Volunteer Services
  • Leisure Time Services

The Department of Juvenile Justice places a high importance on evaluating the mental health needs of the youth committed to the Department.  All youth are screened by a mental health professional upon admission to any of the facilities.  The Department also implements evidence-based screening and assessment tools at the Reception and Classification sites.  All facilities have mental health professionals available for emergency and on-going mental health services.