Items tagged with "Juveniles"


articles  |   Juvenile Justice in Illinois, 2015

Published: July 12, 2017
Juvenile Justice in Illinois, 2015, provides a statistical overview of the juvenile justice system in Illinois across four decision points in which data were available: arrest, detention admissions, active probation caseloads, and new sentence admissions to corrections. Statewide and regional figures are provided with rates spanning from 2011 to 2015. In addition, population, demographic, and offense type information is provided for decision points in which data were available in 2015. Overall, rates for arrest, active probation caseload, detention admissions, and new sentence admissions to corrections have decreased between 2011 and 2015; however, the Central and Southern regions had slight increases in detention admission rates.



articles  |   An examination of juvenile sex offenders in the Illinois juvenile justice system

Published: February 14, 2017
Juveniles adjudicated delinquent for a sex offense can result in lifelong consequences, including sex offender registration. Further, there can be repercussions financially, emotionally, and socially for a juvenile and his/her family that extend throughout the individual’s life. Given the potential negative impact of sex offender registration, it is important to understand the implications of the registry within the larger context of youth development and juvenile justice. This report analyzes characteristics of youth arrested, detained, and admitted to corrections in Illinois in 2014 and associated trends from 2004 to 2014.



articles  |   National and Illinois Youth Substance Use: Risk Factors, Prevalence, and Treatment

Published: January 9, 2017
During stages of ongoing, yet incomplete, cognitive development, youth may be more inclined to take risks and experiment with drugs and alcohol and are often heavily influenced by their peers, leading to negative outcomes. Nationally and in Illinois, traditionally high drug use categories of marijuana and alcohol appear to be stable or falling and youth use of other drugs remains relatively low.



articles  |   Preventing Youth Violence: An Evaluation of Youth Guidance’s “Becoming a Man” Program

Published: November 15, 2016
Preventing youth violence and improving schooling outcomes for disadvantaged youth remain two of our nation’s most urgent challenges. The Becoming a Man (BAM) program is a violence-reduction strategy that uses cognitive behavioral therapy to help participants slow down their thinking in high-stakes situations. An evaluation of the program found improvements in both academic and behavioral outcomes of participating youth.



publications  |   Preventing Youth Violence: An Evaluation of Youth Guidance’s “Becoming a Man” Program

Published: November 15, 2016
Preventing youth violence and improving schooling outcomes for disadvantaged youth remain two of our nation’s most urgent challenges. The Becoming a Man (BAM) program is a violence-reduction strategy that uses cognitive behavioral therapy to help participants slow down their thinking in high-stakes situations. An evaluation of the program found improvements in both academic and behavioral outcomes of participating youth.



publications  |   The use of incarceration to address juvenile delinquency: Court evaluation admissions to the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice

Published: March 16, 2016
Court evaluations, new commitments, and technical violations are three ways in which youth may be admitted to the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice, the state’s juvenile corrections agency. This article is the first of a three-part series examining the use of incarceration to address juvenile delinquency in Illinois. It examines admissions to IDJJ for court evaluations, focusing on what changes in admission trends have occurred and how these changes have impacted the profile of youth entering IDJJ for court evaluations.



publications  |   Assessing the quality of Illinois Criminal History Record Information (CHRI) System data on juveniles

Published: January 22, 2016
Detailed statewide statistical data is needed to inform juvenile justice policy decisions. The Illinois Criminal History Record System offers promise, and has been used with some success, but its full potential for statistical purposes has not been systematically evaluated. This report provides such an assessment, focusing on the completeness of the juvenile arrest and court information collected by the CHRI System in light of state statutes that govern reporting practices.



grant programs  |   Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Program

Published: August 28, 2015

The basic premise underlying the Juvenile Accountability Block Grant (JABG) Program is that both offender-focused and system-focused activities must hold the offender accountable and address the fact that three parties are affected by juvenile crime, the offender, the victim and society. For the juvenile offender, accountability means an assurance of facing individualized consequences through which he or she is made aware of, and held responsible for the loss, damage, or injury perpetrated on a victim. Strengthening the juvenile justice system requires an increased capacity to develop youth competence, to efficiently track juveniles through the system, and to provide enhanced options such as restitution, community service, victim-offender mediation, and other restorative justice sanctions that reinforce the mutual obligations of an accountability-based juvenile justice system.




publications  |   Juvenile recidivism in Illinois Examining rearrest and reincarceration of youth released from the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice

Published: July 18, 2013
This study was conducted to add to the understanding of juveniles incarcerated in Illinois by examining re-arrest and re-incarceration of juveniles released from the Illinois