2010 Title II 3-Year Plan Update #1 (pdf)
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Girls' commitments to corrections were significantly more likely to be for misdemeanor offenses than boys'. This was found for all offense categories, except status, noncompliance, sex, and "other" offenses. While few youth are committed to IDOC for status offenses, all of those commitments were for class A misdemeanors, therefore no statistically significant difference between boys and girls exists. Similarly, none of the girls' commitments to corrections was for sex offenses. Table 22 depicts the results of Z-test of proportions analyses for misdemeanor IDOC commitments by offense category in FY04.
* All status offense commitments are for class A misdemeanors.
Source: Illinois Department of Corrections
Girls' involvement in the Illinois juvenile justice system was statistically more likely to be for a misdemeanor or less serious offense.
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