Public Accountability Report Public Accountability Report

Department of Juvenile Justice
(Appropriated Spending in Thousands)
  FY 2018 FY 2017
Reporting Programs Expenditures Headcount Expenditures Headcount
Department of Juvenile Justice $ 109,290.2 879.0 $ 110,741.6 966.0
Totals $ 109,290.2 879.0 $ 110,741.6 966.0

Totals may not add due to rounding.

Agency Narrative
The Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice (IDJJ) works to provide treatment and services through a comprehensive continuum of individualized educational, vocational, social, emotional, and basic life skills that will enable youth to avoid delinquent futures and become productive, fulfilled citizens. Improvements to Education IDJJ will be focused on enhancing the quality of education for committed youth. School District 428 continues to work collaboratively with the State Board of Education to develop an enhanced educational curriculum and specialized programming and services for committed youth that ensures federal and state educational program compliance. IDJJ will continue to recruit educators and expand its vocational education opportunities for youth in custody. Improvements to Rehabilitative Services IDJJ will enhance interventions that are proven to reduce recidivism and produce positive youth outcomes. Using the YASI Assessment, IDJJ has identified areas of the highest risk for our youth and evidence-based programs designed to address those risks. IDJJ is expanding its rehabilitative programming, including trauma-informed care and mental health services. Expand and Enhance the Aftercare System IDJJ will continue to staff an Aftercare system targeted at youth development and successful re-entry into society. The Aftercare system will include partnerships with other state agencies and community-based organizations that provide these services to youth. As part of this Aftercare system, more emphasis will be placed on providing community treatment through a network of specialized treatment beds, transition beds, and community-based placement positions, as well as Day Reporting Centers.