5:48 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

IL lawmakers asking DOJ to look into youth centers

Illinois legislators are asking the U.S. Department of Justice  to look into Illinois’ troubled residential treatment centers.  A recent series by the Chicago Tribune uncovered abuse at state funded youth residences.  Julie Biehl is a professor in the children and family justice center at Northwestern University.

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2:59 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Quinn defends at-risk program amid criticism

Governor Pat Quinn's administration defends spending millions on a program to help at-risk youth, but Republicans are suspicious.  They say it looks like another incarnation of a different program that's under investigation by federal prosecutors.  

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11:03 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Report: IL prison youth education in violation, inadequate

Credit WBEZ/Chicago Public Radio

The education Illinois kids get in youth prisons is grossly inadequate, and in violation of state and federal laws and regulations.  That’s according to a new report that can’t simply be put on a shelf.  IPR’s Robert Wildeboer has more:  
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