Profile of Illinois Incarcerated Youth – August 2014

Posted September 18, 2014 by chiyouthjustice
Categories: Facts and Statistics, Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice, Youth Incarceration

The Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice publishes monthly data about the population in its youth prisons. You can read August data here (PDF).

“At the end of the August, the population in the juvenile prisons was 726 – a new record low. Less than 100 of those youth are in for murder (8) or Class X felonies (74) – the offenses that are not eligible for Redeploy Illinois. The rest of the offenses are all either Redeploy eligible or parole violations – 18 are in for misdemeanors and 90 are in for Class 4 felonies (the least serious felony classification). 42% (306) are from Cook County, which has still not adopted Juvenile Redeploy IL.”

CPS Suspensions & Expulsions Preliminary SY13-14 Data

Posted August 5, 2014 by chiyouthjustice
Categories: Chicago Public Schools, Facts and Statistics

Trends in CPS Suspensions, Expulsions, Arrests (2010-2014)

Posted August 5, 2014 by chiyouthjustice
Categories: Arrests, Chicago Public Schools, Facts and Statistics

On July 2, 2014, the Mayor’s Office, Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Police Department convened a roundtable with Attorney General Eric Holder to discuss improvements in school safety since the 2010-2011 school year. They provided media members and other assembled guests with a handout that listed student safety outcomes.

Compared to the 2010-2011 School Year, this school year (2013-2014) there were:

• Over 27,000 fewer out of school suspensions – a 33% drop in out of school suspension rate
• Nearly 1,300 fewer CPS students referred for expulsion – a 37% drop in referral for expulsion rate
• Over 1,000 fewer in-school arrests of CPS students – a 35% drop in the in-school arrest rate

You find the tables below in a document here (PDF).

CPS Out of School Suspension Rate
School Year (Sept 1-June 30) Rate per 100 students % change
SY 10-11 22.9
SY 11-12 19.7
SY 12-13 20.6
SY 13-14 15.4 - 33% since SY 10-11
Source: Chicago Public Schools data analyzed by the University of Chicago Crime Lab

 

CPS Student Referral for Expulsion Rate
School Year (Sept 1-June 30) Rate per 100 students % change
SY 10-11 0.970
SY 11-12 0.882
SY 12-13 0.864
SY 13-14 0.613 - 37% since SY 10-11
Source: Chicago Public Schools data analyzed by the University of Chicago Crime Lab

 

CPS Student In-School Arrest Rate
School Year (Sept 1-June 30) Rate per 100 students % change
SY 10-11 0.812
SY 11-12 0.684
SY 12-13 0.697
SY 13-14 0.527 - 35% since SY 10-11
Source: Chicago Public Schools data analyzed by the University of Chicago Crime Lab

 

From: Improving Student Safety and School Climates in Chicago Public Schools (Handout from Roundtable with Attorney General Eric Holder & Mayor Rahm Emmanuel, 7/2/14)

CPS Suspensions and Expulsions Data Summary

Posted June 2, 2014 by chiyouthjustice
Categories: Arrests, Chicago Public Schools, Facts and Statistics

We worked very diligently over the past of couple of years with our allies as part of the Chicago Student Safety Act Coalition to push the Chicago Public Schools to improve their discipline data transparency.

In late February 2014, for the first time ever, the District published school discipline data on its website.

Today, we are sharing a few summaries of CPS discipline data for public use.

1. Suspensions & Expulsions (Citywide SY12-SY14S1) – this is summary data that is available on the CPS website as an EXCEL document. You can also find discipline data for individual schools on the site.

2. CPS Suspensions and Expulsion Data Summary SY11-13 (PDF)- this is summary by the Office of College and Career Services (which we have reproduced).

3. CPS Suspensions and Expulsions SY12-13REV (PDF) — This is a fact sheet summary of discipline data that includes arrests.

Updated: A Conscious Chicagoan’s Guide to Youth Detention and Incarceration

Posted May 14, 2014 by chiyouthjustice
Categories: Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention, Facts and Statistics, Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice, Youth Incarceration

% of incarcerated youth In 2012, we published a report to inform community members in Chicago about juvenile detention and incarceration (with a particular focus on Cook County). We conceived of this as a cheat sheet that would provide the most recent data about detention and incarceration in Illinois and Cook County that we could find.

Today, we are releasing an updated version of the “Conscious Chicagoan’s Guide to Youth Detention and Incarceration” that includes data mostly from 2012 & 2013. The data cover both the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center (JTDC) as well as the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).

We are releasing the guide on the heels of our more comprehensive juvenile justice in Illinois data snapshot.

You can download our updated Conscious Chicagoan’s Guide to Youth Detention and Incarceration HERE (PDF).

New Data Snapshot: Juvenile Justice in Illinois

Posted April 30, 2014 by chiyouthjustice
Categories: Arrests, Chicago Police Department, Chicago Public Schools, Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention, Facts and Statistics

Today, we are releasing a new report that provides an overview of juvenile justice in Illinois. This is not a research report but is intended to offer a brief primer for those who want to better understand how many young people across the state come to the attention of the criminal punishment system.

Download the report HERE (PDF).

by Richard Ross (Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center)

by Richard Ross (Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center)

Map: Cook County Juvenile Arrests, 2012 & 2013

Posted April 9, 2014 by chiyouthjustice
Categories: Arrests, Maps

The following map was created and provided by Kanako Ishida of the Juvenile Justice Initiative. Our thanks.

by Kanako Ishida, Juvenile Justice Initiative

by Kanako Ishida, Juvenile Justice Initiative

by Kanako Ishida (Juvenile Justice Initiative)

by Kanako Ishida (Juvenile Justice Initiative)


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