New report shows cracks in Cook County’s juvenile justice system from WBEZ Chicago
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Cook County’s juvenile justice system is broken and even more, its main work should be turned over to community-based programs targeted to help troubled youth. That’s what a new report says, parts of which are being released today by Roosevelt University and the Alder School of Psychology. The two organizations came to this conclusion after researchers interviewed more than 200 stakeholders in the local juvenile court system. Joining us are the two lead researchers behind that report, Nancy Michaels, the Associate Director at Roosevelt University’s Mansfield Institute and Elena Quintana, Executive Director at the Adler School’s Institute on Public Safety and Social Justice.