Cook County Bars Detention of Children Under the Age of 13

Ordinance 18-4955 was passed on Wednesday September 12th by the Cook County Board. Commissioner Larry Suffredin introduced the Ordinance to end the practice of detaining children under the age of 13 in the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center and Cook County Jail. The Juvenile Justice Initiative distributed a letter from the Moran Center supporting the Ordinance to the Cook County Board urging passage. You can read the letter here: Moran Center’s Statement of Support for Ordinance 18-4955

The Moran Center applauds this Ordinance as one step toward reducing the number of children jailed in Cook County!

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