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Annual Spring Break Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center Service Project, March 12-16, 2018

SDF The Family Law Center partnered with the Center for Public Interest Law, University Ministry in the Loop, and the Pro Bono & Community Service Initiative to host its annual community service project at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center over spring break.  Seventeen law student volunteers worked in teams to teach lessons on juvenile justice nuts & bolts to incarcerated youth.  In addition to teaching, the students met with a variety of juvenile court personnel in order to gain a better understanding of the juvenile court system and the role of attorneys, judges, and probation officers.  Specifically, students had sessions with a juvenile court judge, attorneys from the Public Defender’s and State’s Attorney’s Offices, and Probation Officers.  Students also had an opportunity to talk with a formerly detained youth.