(730 ILCS 5/3-2.5-5)
The purpose of this Article is to create the Department of Juvenile Justice to provide treatment and services through a comprehensive continuum of individualized educational, vocational, social, emotional, and basic life skills to enable youth to avoid delinquent futures and become productive, fulfilled citizens. The Department shall embrace the legislative policy of the State to promote the philosophy of balanced and restorative justice set forth in Section 5-101 of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987.
This amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly transfers to the Department certain rights, powers, duties, and functions that were exercised by the Juvenile Division of the Department of Corrections before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 94-696, eff. 6-1-06