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  1. Article number 1 - IDJJ Making a Difference- SECA
  2. Article number 2 - Congressman John Lewis Visits Illinois Youth Center at Chicago
  3. Article number 3 - Illinois Youth Center at Warrenville Flames of Hope
  4. Article number 4 - IDJJ Celebrates National Correctional Officers and Employees Week
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    IDJJ Making a Difference- SECA

    ​Director Heidi Mueller applauds the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice's overall efforts for obtaining its employee fundraising goal of $39,977 through the State and University Employees Combined Appeal donation campaign ("SECA").

    IDJJ Employees received two awards for the 2017 Campaign: The Division Award for having the greatest percentage of employee participation and The Sustainability Award for maintaining 90-100% of the previous year's contribution. 

     The theme of this year's campaign is "Making a Difference Since 1983." The campaign runs from September 7 through October 31. IDJJ plans to make this the best SECA Campaign ever! 

     

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    Congressman John Lewis Visits Illinois Youth Center at Chicago

    Civil rights activist and Congressman John Lewis visited IYC Chicago on May 31, 2018 to speak with youth and view a performance of the Storycatchers Changing Voices ensemble and Firewriters Theater.  Congressman Lewis bought AB7's Hope Hall and the co-author of his award-winning graphic novel series, March.  Co-author Andrew Aidan and Congressman Lewis spoke to the youth about their own journeys and the Congressman answered questions from youth about what it was like to walk alongside Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the bridge at Selma. The Congressman left a powerful impression on youth and staff alike.

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    Illinois Youth Center at Warrenville Flames of Hope

     In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Special Olympics, IDJJ has joined law enforcement agencies all over Illinois to participate in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois.  The Department aims to raise funds for Special Olympics in Illinois through team activities, raffle and T-Shirt sales and other special events.  Our goal is to raise at least $15,000 for Special Olympics by the end of 2018.  For more information, contact Collen MacRunnels at Colleen.Macrunnels@illinois.gov

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    IDJJ Celebrates National Correctional Officers and Employees Week

    Governor Rauner joined IDJJ and IDOC in May to remember fallen heroes and honor the Employees of the Year as part of the annual ICEMA ceremony.  Recipients of this year's awards include:

    • Juvenile Justice Supervisor Kendle Jones – Security Staff of the Year
    • Treatment Unit Administrator Jolene Harbaugh – Employee of the Year
    • Aftercare Specialist Mary Waite – Aftercare Specialist of the Year
    • Facility of the Year – IYC Chicago
    • Superintendent of the Year – Jeremy Burtis
    • Aftercare Office of the Year – Northern District Placement Unit
    • Aftercare Supervisor of the Year – Mark Tusing, Champaign Office