Authorization and Purpose

This report is submitted by the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission in fulfillment of its mandate to "study the impact of, develop timelines, and propose a funding structure to accommodate the expansion of the jurisdiction of the Illinois Juvenile Court to include youth age 17 under the jurisdiction of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987." Ill. Pub. Act 096-1199 (eff. 1/1/11). The act was a follow-up to Public Act 095-1031, which included 17-year-old misdemeanants in juvenile court jurisdiction effective January 1, 2010.

Raising the Age of Juvenile Court Jurisdiction

The future of 17-year-olds in Illinois' justice system.

Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission