Capitol News Illinois/ProPublica wrote an in-depth story about state audits in juvenile detention centers in Illinois. The news outlet spoke with six experts in the field of juvenile justice and youth development who said facilities that detain children should have robust oversight structures.
“Would you want nursing homes operated without any oversight? I don’t want nursing homes operated without oversight. So to think we don’t have any kind of oversight and quality improvement for kids that are in custody in a facility, I don’t understand,” said Hunter Hurst, director of the National Center for Juvenile Justice, the research arm of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.