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The State of Pre-Trial Juvenile Detention in Illinois

Friday, March 3, 2023, 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM
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The Juvenile Justice Initiative invites you to a virtual summit on the State of Pre-Trial Juvenile Detention in Illinois.

Learn about the latest research on the harm to children from time in detention.

Learn about the conditions of confinement for children in the detention centers in Illinois, based on inspections by the IL Department of Juvenile Justice.

Hear about proposed reforms to end detention of young children and to address some of the more troubling conditions issues (including the overuse of solitary) in juvenile detention.


RICHARD MENDEL, author of Why Youth Incarceration Fails: An Updated Review of the Evidence, Sentencing Project, Dec. 2022

JOHN ALBRIGHT, Chief of Performance and Innovation, Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice, on the results of the IDJJ’s inspections of juvenile detention centers in Illinois

LISA JACOBS, Associate Director of the Legislation and Policy Clinic, Loyola University School of Law