WPSD: Giving troubled teens a final chance
UNION COUNTY, Ill. – Giving troubled kids another chance. Six southern Illinois counties are changing how they handle juvenile delinquency in 2014.
The program is called Redeploy Illinois and funded by a $200,000 grant from the Illinois Department of Human Services.
Judges in Jackson, Johnson, Massac, Pope, Saline, and Union counties will have a new option before committing a teen to the Department of Juvenile Justice. The grant money pays for counselors to provide therapy to teens and their families as a last step.