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Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice

Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice

IDJJ Youth Art Exhibit 

The "Can You See Me?" art exhibit, featuring art created by IDJJ youth in SkyART's Just Us program, will open on the evening of October 14, 2022 at Weinberg/Newton Gallery. The exhibit will be open until December 17, and includes several special events. 

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The "Can You See Me?" art exhibit highlights the humanity and potential of young people affected by the juvenile justice system. The goal of the project is to explore how art can be a tool of justice and healing.  More info.

Mission

The mission of the Illinois Dept. of Juvenile Justice is to build youth skills and strengthen families to promote community safety and positive youth outcomes.

Transformation

The Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice is transitioning to a new, evidence-based model designed to reduce the harm of incarceration. To learn more about the changes coming to IDJJ, visit our Transformation page.

Barbara Allen-Hagen 2021 Award Recipient 

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The PbS Barbara Allen-Hagen Award was established in 2007 to honor Barbara Allen-Hagen and her retirement from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). The award is given annually to one correction, detention/assessment and community residential program that "best exemplifies PbS’ commitment to treating all youths as one of our own and used the PbS improvement model to achieve positive outcomes for youths, staff and families."

IDJJ's Warrenville facility was selected as the 2021 winner of the award for comprehensive work to implement best practices to ensure the facility is a safe and healthy environment for youths and staff. 

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Community Partners

The Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice is grateful to the many wonderful commuinity partner organizations and individuals that provide educational, recreational and therapeutic services and opportunities to our youth. The below organizations provide services such as art therapy, restorative justice programs, literacy training, mentoring, tutoring, animal therapy, violence prevention, vocational training, musical theater, peer mentoring, substance abuse prevention, oral communication skills, recreational and athletic activities, higher education opportunities, and more. Click on the logos to learn more about our community partners.

*Partner organizations are still being updated. Email dominique.newman@illinois.gov if your organization is missing from this list.

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