Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission

Helping Families. Supporting Communities. Empowering Individuals.

The Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission (the Commission) serves as the federally mandated State Advisory Group to the Governor, the General Assembly and the Illinois Department of Human Services. The Commission has 25 member positions appointed by the Governor. They have training, experience, and/or special knowledge concerning the prevention and treatment of juvenile delinquency or the administration of justice. Members serve three-year terms and serve until such time as they have been reappointed or replaced.

The Commission develops, reviews and approves the State's juvenile justice plan for the expenditure of funds granted to Illinois by the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). The Commission is also responsible for ensuring the State's compliance with the Federal Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Act.

The Commission has a statutory responsibility to submit an annual report to the Governor and General Assembly that highlights the State's accomplishments, its most urgent challenges relative to juvenile justice in Illinois and its recommendations for addressing those issues.

Contact Information

  • Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission
    815-823 East Monroe Street
    Springfield, IL 62701
  • Robert Vickery, Executive Director
    401 S Clinton, 4th Floor
    Chicago, IL  60607
    Ph: (312) 793-3401
    Fax: (312) 793-4666  

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