2022 Compliance Committee Meetings

Compliance Committee

The Commission is responsible for ensuring full compliance with the four core requirements of the Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA), reauthorized in 2018 as the Juvenile Justice Reform Act (JJRA). The first three requirements are of relevance to the Compliance Committee:

  1. Jail Removal - Juveniles arrested for a delinquent offense may not be held in "Secure Custody" for more than six hours.
  2. Sight and Sound Separation - Any minor so confined shall be under periodic supervision and shall not be permitted to come into or remain in contact with adults in custody in the building.
  3. Juveniles accused of status offenses cannot be placed in a jail, municipal lockup, detention center or correctional facility.

The reauthorization of the act in 2018 included new rules, requirements, and updated definitions that directly impact Illinois' ability to maintain compliance utilizing current policies, jeopardizing critical federal funding. Maintaining compliance also ensures statewide application of humane and effective practices with youth in contact with the juvenile justice system. The committee is responsible for guiding the Commission's work to address compliance monitoring issues and barriers, identifying national best practices and explore possible policy solutions as it relates to maintaining compliance with the core requirements.

Compliance Committee Meetings:

February 4. 2022

April 12, 2022

August 18, 2022

November TBD