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Elena Quintana, Ph.D., Executive Director, Adler School Institute on Public Safety and Social Justice
IPSSJ Work with Juvenile Justice Task Force Highlighted in Austin (Chicago) Community Media

The Adler School Institute on Public Safety and Social Justice (IPSSJ) and its partner organizations with the Cook County Juvenile Justice Task Force this fall published a concept paper outlining community-based, trauma-informed, restorative solutions to youth crime and conflict in Cook County. The report provides guiding thoughts on how the juvenile justice system can better support young people while making communities safer. It also recommends alternatives to exisiting centralized juvenile detention approaches in Cook County.

Austin Talks covered a meeting among Chicago youth, community organizations and elected officials to discuss concerns about Cook County juvenile temporary detention centers, and referenced the task force report in its story.

Click here to read “Youth organizations demand alternatives to juvenile detention centers."

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