Illinois Commission Finds: Declining Number of Juvenile Sex Offenders,
Uneven Treatment, Oppressive Registry by John Kelly
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Illinois should even out the assessment and services to juvenile sex offenders, and shield them from the state’s registry, a commission tasked with assessing that population recommended in a report released yesterday.
The Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission (IJJC) used data collection, case file reviews and interviews to investigate the state’s current reality when it comes to juvenile sex offenders. It is a population that occupies a small percentage of the cells in Illinois’ juvenile justice facilities, just three percent, but those offenders stay twice as long as the average incarcerated juvenile.