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1996 – Kane County Juvenile Justice Center

Categories: LWVEA History,Where We Stand

The Leagues (Kane and DeKalb Counties) support the formation of a Citizens Advisory Committee for the Kane County Juvenile Justice Center that would report to the Kane County Board. The Committee would be a resource suggesting programs and activities that would increase community involvement in the Center. Members of the Committee would come from the judiciary, county board, community organizations, and youth serving organizations. The tasks delegated to the Committee would be determined by its members. The Leagues also support access to physical health services on site at the Center and as needed in the community for the residents. Also, mental health diagnostic treatment and referral services should be accessible on site at the facility. Leagues support innovative educational programs for the residents of the Center. Competitive salaries and ongoing training of Center staff to improve retention rates is supported by the Leagues. Also, adequate funding should be provided for alternatives to incarceration in the Center.

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