Recidivism Isn’t the Only Measure of Success: IL Official

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In his three decades working in juvenile probation services, Randy Macak of McLean County, Il., has developed his own system for measuring the success of youth who have contact - brief or extended - with the criminal justice system. “Recidivism is not the only measurement. Sometimes, you’ve bettered their lives in some way in the course of working with them. And that means they may have made another mistake, but they’ve also finished a GED,” said Macak, who is deputy . . .

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