What is the purpose of this service?
The Release upon Request (RUR) is a small but significant program that is operated in Cook County only.
It provides services to youth (13-17) who have been released by the court after a detention hearing with a court order that the youth be released to his/her parent, guardian, or custodian but who remain in detention because no one has appeared to take responsibility for the youth within 24 hours of his/her release.
Who can receive these services?
Youth (13-17) who have been released from a detention center or a jail to return home to their family and still remain in the detention center or jail because a parent or legal guardian has not picked them up.
What services are offered?
- Help with a crisis
- Bringing families together
- Counseling for youth and family
- Finding youth a place to stay
How to apply?
Release Upon Request (RUR) is only offered in cook County.
Contact a Release Upon Request (RUR) Provider if you live in Cook County and are:
- The Youth,
- The Youth's Parents or Guardian,
- Court Staff,
- Probation Staff,
- The Judge