Education Services

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Youth in custody may encounter numerous barriers to school success.

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By working together, schools, DCFS, and JJS can understand the unique situations and experiences of children in care.

Special Education

Students with disabilities in state custody should continue to receive special education and related services...

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Courts

The Juvenile Court has exclusive jurisdiction over youth, up to 18 years of age, who violate any federal, state or municipal law, and any youth who is abused, neglected or dependent.

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Juvenile Justice

JJS receives legal custody of a youth when a Juvenile Court Judge commits a youth for Observation and Assessment, Community Placement, or Secure Care.

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