Administered by: Bureau of Youth Intervention Services

The Release upon Request (RUR) is a small but significant program that is operated in Cook County only. It provides services to youth under age 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. RUR provides a range of needed services to these young people until they can be reunified with their parents, guardians, or custodians. The primary goal of the program is to reunify the youth with their family or locate an approved alternative living arrangement.

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