Bureau of Youth Services & Delinquency Prevention
Division of Community Health & Prevention
Illinois Department of Human Services

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Program Description


Juveniles ages 12 and older at risk of placement into secure detention.


Reduce the number of juveniles held in secure detention, i.e. county jails or municipal lock-ups.

Delivery Method

Illinois has embraced efforts to create alternatives to secure detention of juveniles. Through a partnership with the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Illinois Courts, Youth Network Council and DHS, a number of counties have been granted funds to develop community-based alternatives to detention. The program supports technical assistance activities to counties attempting to develop, implement and/or sustain detention alternatives.

Program Data

Performance Indicators SFY04 SFY05 SFY06 SFY07
Program Expenditures (Numbers in 000's) $940.8 $725.2 $186.7 $0
Number of Grantees 11 8 4 0

Program Accomplishments