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Title: New Intervention Strategies Highlight Juvenile Division Planning
Journal: Insight Into Corrections (October 1994)  Pages:2-8
Author(s): B Fairchild
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 7
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Language: English
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Annotation: This article examines how the Illinois Department of Corrections Juvenile Division is planning to address the management of the increasing number of very young juveniles coming into the system.
Abstract: The Juvenile Division is confronting four primary issues. First, there is the need for more capacity and treatment programming across the spectrum in State-operated juvenile justice and social service agencies. Next, there is a need to design better methods of dealing with delinquent or at-risk children under 13 years old who need immediate intervention. Third, there is the need to expand options for intervention open to social service and criminal justice agencies on both the State and local levels. Finally, there is the need for expanded probation efforts in communities. The deputy director of the Juvenile Division is emphasizing a comprehensive strategy that is aimed at dealing with the challenges faced by the Juvenile Division. She states that more steps in the intervention and nurturing of children will require increased options and expertise in case management throughout the system. Some of the options are boot camps, 25-bed community residential centers, and private secure settings for young offenders under 13 years old.
Main Term(s): Juvenile Corrections/Detention
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Illinois; Intermediate sanctions; Young juvenile offenders
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