Category Archives: Juvenile Crime

Spring is a popular time for teen drinking. Prom, spring break, and graduation celebrations all provide opportunities for underage drinking, and advocates are encouraging parents to discuss the consequences of underage drinking with their children. Aside from physical and emotional … Continue reading

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As the debate on the incredibly high number of inmates in America continues, many state officials across the country are pledging to reduce prison populations in their states within the coming years. Last year, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner announced his … Continue reading

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In 1899, the nation’s first juvenile criminal court was established right here in Cook County, Illinois. The goal of the new system was to prevent the mistakes and poor choices of young people from evolving into a lifetime of bad … Continue reading

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With a new policy in place aimed at improving the rehabilitative success of its juvenile system, Illinois has become the 20th state in the country to end the practice of solitary confinement for inmates of juvenile facilities. The policy was … Continue reading

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