Department of Juvenile Justice Mission:
By building youth skills and strengthening families, DJJ promotes community safety and positive youth outcomes.
The Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice publishes an Annual Report as required by law. The Annual Report provides an overview of IDJJ; where the Department has been and where it is headed. Critical issues facing the Department are outlined, as well as changes underway to address them. The most recent report, along with those from prior years, are available on the "Annual Reports and Strategic Plans" page.
In March 2015, the IDJJ unveiled its comprehensive strategic plan focusing on five core principles: right-size, rehabilitate, reintegrate, respect, and report. The final principle, report, focuses on enhancing communications and management systems to strengthen operations, improve outcomes, increase public safety, and inform the public. Visit the
"Data & Reports" page to access Department statistics.
Illinois Youth Center Superintendents
At each of the five Illinois Youth Centers, the Superintendents plan, develop, organize, control, direct, and manage the programs and operations of each of the Youth Centers. The Superintendents are responsible for the operational effectiveness of the facility and the overall care and custody of youth.
- Illinois Youth Center Chicago – Superintendent Olukayode Idowu
- Illinois Youth Center Harrisburg – Superintendent Jeremy Burtis
- Illinois Youth Center Pere Marquette – Superintendent Jamie House
- Illinois Youth Center St. Charles – Superintendent John Albright
- Illinois Youth Center Warrenville – Superintendent Tajudeen Ibrahim
All procurements let by the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice that exceed Small Purchase threshold and are subject to the Procurement Code may be viewed on the “Illinois Bid” section of the Illinois Procurement Bulletin. Please click on the link below to access the Illinois Procurement Bulletin.
Illinois Procurement Bulletin