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Minutes concern budget appropriations, receipt of federal grants, dispersal of grant funds, Commission personnel, legislation concerning juveniles, Illinois Status Offender Service Project, volunteer resources, public education, legal advocacy, training consultation for youth programs, counseling programs, foster care, rehabilitation programs, delinquency services, local youth commissions, summer camps, alcoholism prevention and Big Brother/Big Sister programs.
The Illinois Commission on Delinquency Prevention was created in 1975. It assumed responsibilities of Department of Corrections' Community Services Section in Juvenile Division. Its overall goal was to enlist local individuals and groups in cooperative efforts to attack problem of juvenile delinquency in their immediate neighborhoods. Commission was to assist in combating local conditions known to contribute to delinquency; aid in developing local recreational programs; help in developing local programs to provide adult sponsors for delinquent cases; consult and cooperate with schools, police agencies and the courts; cooperate with other agencies in care and treatment of delinquents; hold district and state conferences to acquaint public with problems of juvenile delinquency; distribute reports and studies of delinquency; and develop statewide central records system for juveniles and make information available to local registered participants Commission was to meet no less than once every three months and its minutes were to be available as public records (P.A.79-944, pp. 2853-2857).
Record Series 310.001, Illinois Commission on Delinquency Prevention, Commission meeting minutes, Illinois State Archives.
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