LAKE COUNTY JUVENILE OFFICERS
Lake County Juvenile Officer's Association
Illinois Juvenile Officer's Association
The Lake County Juvenile Officer's Association was organized in 1958, in response to a movement within the State of Illinois for the organization of common goals and the treatment of juveniles within the Juvenile Justice System.
The Illinois Juvenile Officers Association was formed in 1957 and set the tone for local associations to form. Illinois Governor, William Stratton, established a special group to liaise with the Juvenile Officer Associations to promote coordination and interpretation of the Illinois Juvenile Court Act.
The efforts of the 1950's continue today with legislators and juvenile police officers working together to continue leading the country in fair treatment of juveniles within the juvenile justice system.
The Lake county Juvenile Officer's Association was organized to promote educational activities and civic purposes, specifically:
* To encourage participation and understanding of problems involving juveniles in Lake County.
* To promote and encourage more efficient prevention and control of juvenile
* To provide quality training to juvenile officers throughout Lake County.
* To assist local youth organizations through charitable donations.
* To improve enforcement of the Illinois Juvenile court Act.
* To promote understanding and interagency cooperation with other organizations
focused on youth.