Category Archives: Juvenile Law

Category Archives: Juvenile Law

Evaluation of the first year of CPD Crisis Intervention Training focused on delinquent youth who suffer from mental illness

Previously, I have written about the Chicago Police Department’s Crisis Intervention Training. /2/post/2011/07/chicago-police-departments-crisis-intervention-training.html. The CIT training model was originally developed by the Memphis, Tennessee police department in conjunction with the National Alliance on Mental Illness as well as consumers on mental health services. The Chicago Police Department adopted the CIT training in 2004. In 2009, […]

ReDeploy Illinois serves Illinois delinquent youth

When I was Executive Director of the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, I was proud to serve on the board of ReDeploy Illinois, a state initiative to treat juvenile offenders. ReDeploy Illinois attempts to serve juvenile offenders in their communities rather than committing them to the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice. A link to the […]

Illinois Supreme Court reiterates no right to jury trial for juvenile sex offenders

On June 30, 2011, the Illinois Supreme Court reiterated that juveniles charged with sex offenses are not entitled to a jury trial. In re Jonathon C.B. (Slip Opinion 107750), the Court ruled that although juveniles are guaranteed the right to counsel, the right to confront witnesses, to cross-examine witnesses, to remain silent and adequate notice, […]

United States Supreme Court expands protections for juveniles who are interrogated

Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court that a minor’s age is an important factor to be considered in a court’s determination whether he should have been advised of his Miranda rights prior to being interrogated. In J.D.B. v. North Carolina, 564 U.S.—, (Slip op. 09-11121 (2011),, a divided court ruled on the importance of […]

At what age is someone considered a juvenile?

The answer to that question depends on the offense. In general, persons charged with misdemeanors in Illinois are juveniles until the age of 18 and those charged with felonies until the age of 17. However, and it is a big however, 15 and 16 year olds facing certain felony charges are automatically charged as adults […]

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