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Illinois Juvenile Detention Center

In the state of Illinois, there are two types of juvenile detention centers. The Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice runs the first type. This state agency runs five facilities to hold youth offenders sentenced by the courts to confinement and rehabilitation. The other type of juvenile detention facilities is local county centers where youth offenders are sometimes held pretrial.

Juvenile records are kept private until the inmate turns 18. Then they have the option of applying for expungement of their juvenile criminal history. The Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice (IDJJ) is in charge of maintaining Illinois juvenile inmate records, but if someone wants to search for an Illinois juvenile detention center inmate, they can’t search online. Instead, they should contact the IDJJ directly.

State-Run Juvenile Detention Centers

There are five state-run juvenile detention centers in Illinois. Each one serves a different age-level, population (males vs. females) and includes different levels of custody and security. The list of state-run juvenile detention centers includes:

  • IYC Chicago - holds up to 130 male inmates, medium security facility and the average age is 16 years old.
  • IYC Harrisburg - holds up to 332 male inmates, medium-security facility, and the average age is 17.
  • IYC Pere Marquette - a minimum-security facility holding 40 males, the average age is 16.5.
  • IYC St. Charles - holds 348 males age 17, and this facility is a medium-security level.
  • IYC Warrenville - two units (one for males and one for females), holds 70 inmates under maximum and medium security levels. The average age here is 17 years old.

The state of Illinois also has sixteen local county juvenile detention centers. Larger counties like Cook County, Madison County, Franklin County and LaSalle County’s all have their own juvenile detention centers to hold pretrial detainees and troubled teens needing community support for rehabilitation.

County Juvenile Detention Centers

Eighty-three percent of inmates in juvenile detention in Illinois are male; the rest are female. Most of them were arrested for violent offenses or property violations. Quite a few were brought in due to drug charges and very few for sex crimes or crimes against another person. More than 60% of them are between the ages of 16–17. Thirty percent fall onto the 15–17 age category. Another 6% are 12–13 years old, and about 4% are 18. A tiny fraction of offenders are younger than 11.

Facts and Statistics

Eighty-three percent of inmates in juvenile detention in Illinois are male; the rest are female. Most of them were arrested for violent offenses or property violations. Quite a few were brought in due to drug charges and very few for sex crimes or crimes against another person. More than 60% of them are between the ages of 16-17. Thirty percent fall onto the 15-17 age category. Another 6% are 12-13 years old, and about 4% are 18. A tiny fraction of offenders are younger than 11.

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