Positive Youth Outcomes. Public Safety. Fiscal Responsibility.

Thanks for visiting the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission. We are an advisory group responsible for administering federal juvenile justice grants, ensuring compliance with the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, and advising the Governor and General Assembly on matters of juvenile justice.

The Commission seeks to ensure that:

  • Youth do not enter Illinois’ juvenile justice system unnecessarily;
  • Youth who do enter the juvenile justice system receive developmentally appropriate, individualized support and services;
  • And youth leave the juvenile justice system with positive outcomes, which in turn enhance public safety.