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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. 


The Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice utilizes many resources and external research to accomplish the mission of building youth skills and strengthening families to promote community safety and positive youth outcomes.

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Summit of Hope

IDJJ's Summit of Hope is a community expo, bringing together local service providers to create a "one-stop" environment for justice-involved youth and their families to obtain assistance and connect to resources. IDJJ invites service providers to participate in this event that immediately follows the DOC Summit of Hope. 

WHEN & WHEREApril 4, 2024, 10:00 a.m.-2 p.m., UW Health Sports Factory, 305 S Madison Street, Rockford, IL 61104

The mission of the Summit of Hope is to guide and assist justice-involved youth with available services to better ensure reintegration into the community and thus reduce recidivism.

Email or call Dr. Davis-Abram at 309-210-4928 with questions!