Chicago Juvenile Detention Reform Hailed As Novel

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http://www.cleveland.com/children/index.ssf?/base/news/1059039421281680.xml A Chicago juvenile detention reform was cited by the Cleveland Plain Dealer as an example of how some jurisdictions are improving the handling of troubled youth. The Plain Dealer recalls that in the mid-1990s, the American Civil Liberties Union sued Cook County, Il., in federal court on behalf of children crowded into shabby and often dangerous detention homes. As part of a court agreement, county officials decided to rethink the entire system. They . . .

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