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)

IDJJ Numbers…

Posted April 9, 2014 by chiyouthjustice
Categories: Facts and Statistics, Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice

The Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice presented the following information to legislators during a Senate appropriation hearing earlier this week. They provide a statistical snapshot of the population in our juvenile prisons.

Total admissions FY13 = 1,835
Youth on aftercare/parole as of 3/31/14 = 1,416
Youth population in youth centers 3/31/14 = 778 This is an historic low number of youth in facilities.
Average length of stay FY13 = 9 months
Race of youth in youth centers 3/31/14 = Black 63%, white 26%, Hispanic 11%
Sex = Male 95%, Female 5%
Offense class youth in centers 3/31/14 = Murder & Class X 11% (these two classifications are the only classifications not eligible for Redeploy)…..Class 1 – 23%, Class 2 – 36%, Class 3-15%, Class 4 – 11%, Misd – 4%.
43% youth receive Special Ed Services as of 3/31/14, and 48.5% received mental health FY13

Chain Reaction: A Youth-driven, Multimedia Storytelling Project Promoting Alternatives to Calling the Police

Posted January 16, 2014 by chiyouthjustice
Categories: Arrests, Chicago Police Department, New Research

We are excited to share this new paper by Sarah Brewster and Jane Hereth who were both volunteers with our Chain Reaction, youth-driven participatory action research project. Sarah and Jane have written about the project and their particular experiences with it.

“The authors detail their work with Chain Reaction, a Chicago-based participatory action research and popular education project working to spark conversations about alternatives to calling the police on young people. As volunteers for Chain Reaction, we facilitated a series of workshops an LGBTQ youth center in which youth used digital audio recorders to interview each other about their experiences with police, then curated the stories for a toolkit on alternatives to policing. As the stories consistently reflect, when young people become involved with the police, it often sets off a chain reaction that can result in dropping out of school, losing jobs, and ongoing contact with state systems. The goal of Chain Reaction is to support community-based strategies for stopping these cycles. We explore the theoretical frameworks and the limitations and successes of the project, and offer suggestions for those interested in doing similar projects.”

You can download the paper HERE.

Detained Youth Longitudinal Study: Cook County JTDC

Posted January 16, 2014 by chiyouthjustice
Categories: Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention, Facts and Statistics

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) released “The Northwestern Juvenile Project: Overview.”

This bulletin, the first in OJJDP’s Beyond Detention series, provides an overview of the Northwestern Juvenile Project, the first large-scale, prospective longitudinal study of drug, alcohol, and psychiatric disorders in a diverse sample of juvenile detainees. This bulletin provides an overview of the project and presents information on its goals, sampling and interview methods, areas of measurement, and selected findings.

It focuses specifically on youth detained at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center so is of particular interest to us.

Here is a second bulletin based on the same data set that was released in December 2013.

 


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