Our Vision

"Every child will become
a self-sufficient
productive adult."

    The Ford County Juvenile Justice Council envisions a county where all citizens work together to maintain and improve a healthy community in which to live, to grow, to learn, and to prosper. 

    The Ford County Juvenile Justice Council provides a collaborative, organizational network that increases opportunities for youth to be responsible community members by promoting positive youth development, and reduces juvenile crime by enhancing public safety, accountability, and care and concern for every child in the county. 

Juvenile Justice Links

By posting the following links, the Ford County Juvenile Justice Council takes no responsibility for the contents of other sites nor do we endorse any particular sites or their functions. We only offer them as an additional resource.

A Family Guide to keeping youth mentally healthy and drug free

Illinois Department of Public Health - 
      I PLAN

Search Institute Inc.'s Developmental 

Restorative Justice Tutorial

Help Book 

The Ford County Resource Directory 

Universal Predictors of Juvenile Crime

  • Gender 
  • Age at first adjudication
  • Prior criminal behavior and commitments
  • Substance abuse
  • School problems
  • Family relationships
  • Peer relationships


"We must be the change we wish to see in the world."   -Mahatma Gandhi 

Target population 

Our target popluation is youth who are exhibiting disruptive or delinquent behavior.
Each community has its own unique set of risk and protective factors that drive the offender population towards certain pathways to delinquency that have been established in research. 
Full-text copies of many Ford County

venile Justice Council resource documents are available below in .pdf file format.  In order to read these files, left-click the desired file.  Or, to download these files, right-click the desired file.

   - The Complete Text of the Juvenile Justice Council Action Plan   (102 KB)

- A Profile of the Ford County  Criminal and Juvenile Justice System (April 2000)
(114 KB)

- A Profile of Juvenile Justice System Activities and Juvenile Delinquency Risk Factors in Ford County (March 2003)  (751 KB)

To obtain Adobe Acrobat Reader, see the material in the section which follows.

Last updated
September 26, 2005