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Juvenile Courts, Sheldon and Eleanor Glueck, and Expanding the Safety Net

My Country – Juvenile Courts On April 21, 1899, Illinois enacted the first Juvenile Courts system. Other states followed their example. By the mid-twentieth century,  we had many judicial clinics for juveniles. The goal was to shift criminal courts from focusing on punishments and encouraging rehabilitation based on the individual juvenile’s needs. After Illinois enacted the law, …