TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. Executive Summary
  2. Methodology
  3. Indeterminate Sentencing and Release Decision-Making

    The Current Release Decision-Making Process Is Inconsistent with Illinois' Indeterminate, Rehabilitative Juvenile Justice Laws; Therefore, Release Processes Must be Reformed to Ensure that the Department of Juvenile Justice Prepares Youth for Release and that the Prisoner Review Board Increases the Frequency and Quality of Release Hearings.

  4. Youth Reentry

    The Current Parole System Uses an Adult Surveillance Model Inconsistent with Best Practices in Juvenile Reentry; Therefore, the Department of Juvenile Justice Aftercare Specialist Pilot Must Be Expanded Statewide to Replace Adult Parole for Youth.

  5. Parole Revocation and Due Process

    The Current Parole Revocation Process Is Not Objective and Deprives Youth of Their Constitutional Due Process Rights; Therefore, Revocation Decisions Must Be Based on Appropriate Criteria and Made by Courts.

  6. Juvenile Case Management System

    The Current Juvenile Justice Data System Is Inadequate for Youth Tracking, Case Planning, and Monitoring System Outcomes; Therefore, the State Must Develop a Case Management and Data System.

  7. Conclusion
  8. Appendices