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A Call to Action by the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission: Racial Equity in Juvenile Justice

Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission  | Published on 1/12/2021

The Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission recommends the following six steps: 

  • Eliminating detention for children 10 – 12 years old
  • Requiring use of alternatives to arresting and detaining children and youth in crisis
  • Restricting secure detention to situations in which community safety is at risk
  • Limiting the role of policing in schools
  • Eliminating the trial, sentencing, and punishment of youth as adults
  • Expanding the automatic expungement of juvenile records
To read the Commission's full statement, visit: 

http://ijjc.illinois.gov/sites/ijjc.illinois.gov/files/assets/IJJC%20Racial%20Justice%20Statement_June%202020_0.pdf