Monthly Archives: February 2013

State Commission Says Time to Raise the Juvenile Cut-off Age for Felonies

The Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission this week released a report urging state policymakers to reclassify 17-year-olds as juveniles in the legal system, lest Illinois become “a national outlier” by not quitting a practice that most states have moved from in recent years. While a 2010 General Assembly act shifted the state’s 17-year-old misdemeanants to juvenile court jurisdictions, young people

NU Law Center Wins Large Award for Juvenile Work as Cook President Takes Aim at Youth Detention

(Editor Note: The Chicago Bureau, while run by Northwestern faculty and staffed chiefly by Medill journalism students, does not currently receive funding from the school) After a day of some good and some rather sobering news on the juvenile justice front, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced a massive award to Northwestern