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  1. Article number 1 - IDOC Mission and Vision
  2. Article number 2 - IDOC and IDJJ recognize 2017 Volunteers of the Year
  3. Article number 3 - Inmates embark on unique path to learn lifeskills
  4. Article number 4 - Serving Up Smiles for Special Olympics
  5. Article number 5 - IDOC to open Kewanee Life Skills Reentry Center
  •  IDOC Mission and Vision

    IDOC Mission and Vision

    Mission: To serve justice in Illinois and increase public safety by promoting positive change in offender behavior, operating successful reentry programs, and reducing victimization.
  •  IDOC and IDJJ recognize 2017 Volunteers of the Year

    IDOC and IDJJ recognize 2017 Volunteers of the Year

    SPRINGFIELD – April 10, 2017 – The Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) and the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice (IDJJ) held a ceremony today to recognize their facility volunteers of the year and present awards to the IDOC and IDJJ 2017 Volunteer of the Year. Miguel Inugay at Western Illinois Correctional Center was named recipient of the IDOC 2017 Volunteer of the Year Award and Larry Durfee at Illinois Youth Center-Harrisburg was named the recipient of the IDJJ 2017 Volunteer of the Year. Inugay and Durfee were among volunteers of IDOC adult correctional centers and adult transition centers and IDJJ youth centers, who were being honored for their outstanding leadership and dedicated efforts in providing positive change in the lives of offenders and youths.
  •  Inmates embark on unique path to learn lifeskills

    Inmates embark on unique path to learn lifeskills

    KEWANEE, Ill. -- Governor Bruce Rauner toured the recently opened Kewanee Life Skills Reentry Center, a facility that teaches life and job skills to inmates within five years of completing their prison sentences.
  •  Serving Up Smiles for Special Olympics

    Serving Up Smiles for Special Olympics

    The Winter Edition of the Roll Call newsletter features stories about the Department's efforts to support the Illinois Special Olympics, the opening of Kewanee Life Skills Reentry Center, the Second Chance Horse Ranch at Vandalia Correctional Center, and more. Check it out today!
  •  IDOC to open Kewanee Life Skills Reentry Center

    IDOC to open Kewanee Life Skills Reentry Center

    SPRINGFIELD - February 6, 2017 - The Illinois Department of Corrections today announced the launch of its first Life Skills Reentry Center in Kewanee, where offenders who are nearing the end of their sentences will learn skills that are critical to their success in the community. Kewanee is one of three Life Skills Reentry Centers slated to open in Illinois, as part of Governor Rauner’s plan to safely reduce the prison population and restructure the state’s criminal justice system. Kewanee will begin receiving offenders as early as February 16th.

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