IDJJ (Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice)


Pursuant to 730 ILCS 5/3-15-2, the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice (IDJJ) is responsible for establishing minimum standards for juvenile detention centers across the state. For the first time since 1998, the County Detention Standards were updated in 2021 to reflect current practice. Updates included the addition of portions for the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), and enhanced guidelines for areas such as youth grievances, mental health service requirements, visitation guidelines, educational guidelines, and restrictions to the use of confinement. IDJJ conducts annual inspections of all county detention centers to monitor compliance and offer technical assistance.