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The COVID-19 vaccination requirement for visitors to IDJJ facilities has been suspended as of 1/12/23. Visitors may be required to complete a rapid COVID-19 test when they arrive at the facility. 


IDJJ's Youth Orientation Handbook has been recently updated. Read now.

IDJJ's Quarterly Transformation Report in the third quarter of 2023 is focused on efforts to increase and improve family engagement. Read now.

Family Engagement Update Oct. 2023

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.

Illinois Department of Human Services Youth Services

Illinois Community and Residential Services Authority

County Detention Facilities

National Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Children and Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent, or At Risk

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

U.S. Department of Labor Job Corps

Illinois Childhood Trauma Coalition

Surviving Life After A Parent Dies