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NCJ Number: 98395 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Who Cares for Kids? Overview of Services
Corporate Author: League of Women Voters of Illinois
United States of America
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 27
Sponsoring Agency: League of Women Voters of Illinois
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Annotation: This description and assessment of Illinois' services for children and youth focuses on child abuse and neglect, missing children, early childhood education, mental and physical health services, permanency planning in child placement, the juvenile justice system, child support, drug abuse, and teenage pregnancy and parenthood.
Abstract: An overview of Illinois' services for children and youth provides a historical perspective of these services in the State, lists and describes the functions of State agencies serving children, and presents a summary assessment of these services. Each section of the report describes and assesses a particular service area. The discussion of mental health services includes a brief comment on how juvenile courts and corrections deliver services to mentally-ill children in their care. The section on the juvenile court discusses the purposes of Illinois' Juvenile Court Act, the rights of juveniles, juvenile court proceedings, juvenile custody, case disposition options, guardianship and parental rights, and probation services. Ways the State deals with child abuse and neglect as well as missing children are considered in another section, followed by a section outlining programs for truants and dropouts. The section on juvenile courts and corrections discusses delinquency prevention and early intervention, juvenile detention, and juvenile corrections services. The State's drug and alcohol abuse treatment services are described in one section, including descriptions of sample treatment programs. A summary assessment of Illinois' services to children and youth indicates that shrinking funding and a lack of planning at the Federal and State levels have prevented coordination and cooperation among public and private agencies providing such services. Referral sources are listed for each service discussed, and 10 references are listed.
Index Term(s): Child abuse; Child care services; Child placement services; Emotionally disturbed delinquents; Family support; Foster homes; Illinois; Juvenile Corrections/Detention; Juvenile courts; Juvenile drug treatment; Juvenile health services; Juvenile mental health services; Truancy; Underage Drinking Programs
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