The resources below are intended to provide information and links to assist families who have children committed to the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice (IDJJ) by the Illinois courts. IDJJ staff are dedicated to help your child accept responsibility for his or her crime and to teach him or her better behavior in order to become productive citizens. We are here to be a partner with you in that process. We ask that you encourage your child to participate in treatment and education. We encourage you to maintain contact with your child and become active and involved in their treatment and rehabilitation. The IDJJ continues to explore new ways for families to be involved with their children. Please contact the IDJJ facilities to speak to assigned Youth and Family Specialists and therapists to learn more about the opportunities to participate.