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The commission says youth offenders in Illinois are treated like adults, but they shouldn’t be.
ALL states should NOT treat "children" as ADULTS, they clearly are NOT. Advocates have been and are campaigning for Law Reform, for years. NO crime is condoned, and the youth must be shown the "error" of his/her ways, with discipline, counseling and rehabilitative efforts to help them become "productive members of society". They DO need HELP! Get parents involved as well, they ARE responsible for their "children", NOT just the state!!