Resource: M.H. v. Monreal

By: MacArthur Justice Center

January 27, 2017

MacArthur Justice Center

In 2012, the MacArthur Justice Center and the Uptown People’s Law Center filed a class action lawsuit against the Department of Juvenile Justice and the Illinois Prisoner Review Board, challenging the denial of due process to youth accused of violating their parole conditions. In 2015, the Court approved a momentous consent decree, which provided state-funded counsel for all children and youth in revocation proceedings. MacArthur, Uptown and an Independent Monitor continue to oversee the State’s compliance with the consent decree. The juvenile prison population has dropped significantly since the decree went into effect.