Cook County Bars the Detention of Children Under the Age of 13

Ordinance 18-4955 was passed on Wednesday September 12th by the Cook County board. Commissioner Suffredin recently introduced this Ordinance, which ends 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, written by the Moran Center, supporting the Ordinance to the Cook County Board urging them to pass it. You can read this 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!

See press coverage here: https://bit.ly/2xeTQU4 and https://bit.ly/2Ne4epm