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Juvenile Justice in Illinois, 2014

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Erica Hughes
Date Published
September 2016
47 pages
This report presents an overview of Illinois juvenile justice system processes for 2014, along with a 10-year trend analysis where possible, with attention to arrests, detention, court proceedings, and corrections.
There are seven key findings. First, statewide juvenile justice data show that fewer youth entered and were formally processed by the Illinois juvenile justice system in 2014 than 10 years ago. Second, Black youth continued to be disproportionately represented in the Illinois juvenile justice system in 2014. Third, gender differences in the juveniles processed continued in 2014, with males accounting for the largest percentage processed and females continuing to be arrested and committed for less serious offenses. Fourth, between 2005 and 2014, the juvenile arrest rate decreased 31 percent statewide. Fifth, the statewide detention admission rate decreased during the period 2008 to 2014. Sixth, decreases in informal probation petition, adjudication, and probation caseload rates were noted from 2005 to 2014. Seventh, the admission rate to juvenile correctional facilities decreased 33 percent between State fiscal years 2005 and 2014. 32 figures and appended data sources and data tables

Date Published: September 1, 2016