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NCJ Number: 77709 Find in a Library
Title: Illinois Experience With Regional Corrections - Juvenile 1970-1980
Corporate Author: Illinois Dept of Corrections
Juvenile Division
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 16
Sponsoring Agency: Illinois Dept of Corrections
Springfield, IL 62703
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Historical Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Illinois' unsuccessful regionalization of its juvenile corrections system is described and reasons are given for the current reorganization into statewide institutions and parole services based on geography and population distribution.
Abstract: The Counseling Continuum Project was a movement toward regionalization, localizing the institutional counseling function by integrating it with community work of the parole counselor. The institutional-based counseling continuum, a variation of regionalization, combined institutional and community supervision under the same administration and utilized community resources for juveniles to reduce the number of days in institutional residency. The regional field model consolidated parole and delinquency prevention workers under one administration. The East St. Louis Project was the pilot effort and became the model for the regionalization of the State's remaining three correctional regions. The pilot plan called for correctional parole services, community prevention and diversionary services, and the institutional services of a forestry camp to be integrated into one administrative system. Intensive counseling, alternative placements in group and foster homes, and educational and vocational community placements were to advance diversion from the institution. Regionalization produced cost increases because of services duplication and specialization. The East St. Louis Model proved inappropriate for the remainder of the State.
Index Term(s): Community-based corrections (juvenile); Correctional organization; Corrections management; Critiques; Decentralization; Illinois; Juvenile correctional facilities
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