College of Law > About > News > Law Students Spend Spring Break Making a Difference at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center
By DePaul University College of Law /
March 23, 2017 /
Posted in: Family Law /
My experience at JTDC was invaluable, and one that makes me thankful that I answered my friend's casual question, “Wanna do this with me?” with my gut. My week at JTDC was practical; I was able to learn the general processes of the juvenile justice system from the youth and staff at JTDC. But, I also witnessed the real and often harsh effects of the juvenile justice system that I could not have realized outside of JTDC's walls. Though I became aware of the many injustices present in the system, I was more awestruck by the hope and fight the youth and their fervent advocates have for a more just future. Their desire to be better and make the system better was and is contagious. My experience at JTDC will have ripples for a long time.