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Featured Articles

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

    In an ongoing effort to highlight the positive work happening in our facilities, IDJJ launched its first-ever “Facility of the Year” and “Superintendent of the Year” award program this year. The 2016 Facility of the Year is the Illinois Youth Center at Harrisburg and the Superintendent of the Year is Judy Davis, who leads the Illinois Youth Center at Warrenville.

    Over the past year, both IYC-Harrisburg and IYC-Warrenville have worked tirelessly to move IDJJ’s mission of providing effective, individualized treatment forward. The leadership of these facilities – Superintendent Peyton at IYC-Harrisburg and Superintendent Davis at IYC-Warrenville and their teams – have exceled at finding innovative ways to improve youth outcomes and facility effectiveness that align with national best practices.  

    Two employees from the Illinois Youth Center at Pere Marquette were also recognized at the ceremony. Juvenile Justice Specialist Elizabeth Perrine was named Juvenile Justice Specialist of the Year and Treatment Unit Administrator Dr. Charie Motley was named Program Staff of the Year. Additionally, Andre Brown from the Northern Region was named Aftercare Youth & Family Specialist of the Year.

    Congratulations, IYC-Harrisburg, Superintendent Davis, Specialist Perrine, Dr. Motley, and Specialist Brown! Keep up the great work! ​

  •  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.

     

     

     

  •  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.