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Understanding and Utilizing Changes to the Youth Mitigation and Transfer Statutes

Thursday, February 8, 2024, 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM Central Time (US & Canada) (UTC-06:00)
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Event Contact(s):
Sue Sitki
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No Fee
Last year the General Assembly passed, and the Governor signed, Public Act 103-0191, aimed at preventing future youth trafficking survivors from being given extreme penalties after being convicted for acts committed against their abusers. Additionally, this legislation adds mitigating factors to the Juvenile Court Act (transfer) and Unified Code of Corrections (sentencing of individuals under the age of 18). During sentencing, judges will be able to consider life-altering trauma like domestic and sexual violence, and sexual exploitation, and in certain circumstances can choose to depart from a mandatory sentence so that a youth will not endure additional harms in an adult prison. A judge can also reflect on a child’s involvement in the child welfare system or identify other negative influences that may have impacted a youth. This change in the law went into effect on January 1, 2024.

The JDRC, in collaboration with the Policy Director of the Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation, presents this free training focused on the history of this reform effort and provide a detailed examination of just what this new law covers. We will discuss what this means for Illinois youth and provide tips for practitioners and space to answer your questions about this new law. More information, as it becomes available, will be posted here. One hour of Illinois Professionalism CLE is expected for this training.

TO REGISTER: please email and provide your ARDC# (if you want CLE) along with your email address. Please register via email to ensure you are registered and receive CLE credit.

A Zoom link will be sent out to registrants the day before the program.