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IL FY23 Title II Delinquency Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $1,275,478)

The Illinois Title II Formula Grant is overseen by the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission (the Commission), which serves as Illinois’ State Advisory Group, and the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) which serves as sole agency for supervising the preparation and administration of the Juvenile Justice Plan. IDHS was established as the designated state agency by IL Public Act 096-0853. In administering the Federal funds, the Commission works to ensure Illinois' compliance with the four core requirements of the Federal Act. The Commission also promotes programs and policies that respond to the developmental needs of youth and support rehabilitation. In its 2021-2023 Three Year Plan, the Commission reaffirms its commitment to four priorities. The Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission continues to focus its system reform efforts on the promotion of developmentally appropriate and rehabilitative policies, practices, and programs which protect public safety, strengthen communities and improve outcomes of youth in conflict with the law. The Commission affirms the following overarching priorities in the 2021 three year plan, and will continue to utilize them as guideposts for funding decisions, data analyses and systemic reports and research:

Priority 1: Illinois maintains full compliance with the core requirements of the Juvenile Justice Reform Act, both to ensure continued access to federal funding and to ensure application of humane, effective, and fundamentally fair practices;
Priority 2: Youth do not enter or penetrate the state’s juvenile justice system unnecessarily, particularly due to unaddressed family, education, mental health, substance abuse, trauma, racial or ethnic disparities or other needs;
Priority 3: Youth who enter the juvenile justice system receive developmentally appropriate, individualized support and services that foster appropriate accountability while building strengths and creating positive opportunities;
Priority 4: Youth leave the juvenile justice system with positive outcomes which in turn enhance public safety.

Date Created: January 30, 2024