Juvenile Justice Needs Assessment provides concrete data and ideas of how we can re-envision juvenile justice in Cook County. This Juvenile Justice Needs Assessment was commissioned by Cook County Justice for Children. For all whose lives are touched by the juvenile court system, we hope that this report will serve both as an action plan and a testament to the collective will to enact meaningful justice reform that keeps young people in community with services that help them to foster positivity in their lives.
This document reports findings from a study conducted via a multi-modal design that incorporated data collected from focus groups of court-involved youth and their families, surveys distributed to hundreds of justice stakeholders, and in-depth individual interviews with justice system leaders. Data were compiled by the Mansfield Institute for Social Justice and Transformation at Roosevelt University and the Institute on Public Safety and Social Justice at the Adler University.
You can download the report at the following link