Loyola University Chicago

Center for Criminal Justice

Emerging Adults

Issue Brief: Emerging Adults & the Illinois Criminal Justice System

This Issue Brief presents data and findings regarding the impact of emerging adults on the Illinois criminal justice system and suggests that policy makers and other justice system stakeholders identify and implement evidence-based approaches for dealing with this unique population.

National Scan of Emerging Adults Policy, Practice and Programs

This document provides information on policies, programs and services dedicated and/or available to emerging adults – generally defined as 18 – 25 year olds or a subset thereof – in contact with criminal justice systems across the United States, including Cook County.