Reforming Our Expectations About Juvenile Justice

Article published in Reclaiming Children and Youth (Summer 2010, Vol. 19, No. 2). Typing the term "juvenile justice reform" into an Internet search will result in 60 pages of entries. But what is meant by juvenile justice reform? What does it look like? How will one know when it is achieved? The article defines juvenile justice reform, discusses the principles of effective reform, and describes the practice of juvenile justice reform in Illinois. Stepping stones to juvenile justice reform include the Illinois Balanced and Restorative Justice Initiative (IBARJI), the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI), Redeploy Illinois, and Models for Change.

The article was authored by Pamela F. Rodriguez and Daphne Baille at CHJ.

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