Detention Center Clarification

In a few posts, I remarked that Cook County has an exception in the juvenile court act that allows us to have our detention center monitored by people other than Probation Officers. Upon further research, I appear to have gotten it a wee bit screwed up.

Here’s the deal. The Cook County Temporary Juvenile Detention Center is monitored by an appointee of the Chief Judge; as is required by the juvenile court act. Any county with more than 1,000,000 residents is required to have a court services department. Counties that have fewer than 1,000,000 residents are allowed to have a psychiatric department.

This means that any reforms noted by any commission that is studying the CCTJDC can act without having to go to the legislature.

Now, please go back to celebrating the South Siders.

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