Citizens Committee on the Juvenile Court (Chicago, Ill.) Records

Institution: Chicago History Museum
Address:
1601 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (312) 642-4600
Website
Date: 1962-1968
Extent: 9.5 Linear Feet
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Abstract
Biographical/Historical Note:
The Citizens Committee on the Juvenile Court (CCJC), formerly known as the Citizens Committee on the Family Court, was appointed in January 1962 as an advisory board to the Circuit Court of Cook County, based in Chicago, Illinois. The committee recommended improvements and studied the operations of the juvenile court (formerly, the family court), and in the 1970s, created several specialized subcommittees responsible for handling detained children. The committee was composed of concerned citizens with a background in social service, volunteer, religious, labor, and legal endeavors.

Scope and Content Note:
Meeting minutes, reports, printed material, correspondence, newspaper clippings, publications and newsletters, memorandums, proposals, and other papers of the Citizens Committee on the Juvenile Court (CCJC), formerly known as the Citizens Committee on the Family Court, an advisory board to the Circuit Court of Cook County, based in Chicago. Materials relate to the juvenile court, Illinois Youth Commission, Department of Children and Family Services, and the Illinois Committee of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD). Also present are research material and studies conducted by the CCJC and NCCD on the Cook County family court, juvenile detention, and decentralization of the juvenile court. Publications and newsletters address topics such as legal issues, juvenile courts, social workers, statistics, and detention centers, and include issues of The Court Reporter (1971-1974) published by the Juvenile Division, Circuit Court of Cook County. In addition there is a scrapbook containing newspaper clippings from the Chicago Daily News and Chicago Sun Times about juvenile delinquency and the CCJC (1963-1968).

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