Illinois’ youth admissions to detention centers dropped 60% from May 2019 to May 2020, according to data in this report compiled by The Center for Prevention Research and Development (CPRD) within the School of Social Work at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Despite this decrease, which was largely driven by coronavirus-related court closures, Black youth still comprised 70% of the total admissions in May 2020.
This report provides a summary of juvenile detention admissions for May 2020, comparison data between May 2019 and May 2020, length of stay for calendar year 2020, admissions by age for calendar year 2020 and summaries on presenting offense. This brief report is divided into three sections covering Juvenile Detention Centers, Authorizing Counties, and Presenting Offenses.
Note: All Juvenile detention data is derived from the Juvenile Monitoring Information System (JMIS). JMIS is a web-based data platform which gathers and disseminates data on the detention of youth in all juvenile detention facilities in Illinois.
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