Juvenile Justice

Sacred Heart Schools, Sheridan Road
Chicago, Illinois

To gain a perspective of the experience of a teenager in our nation’s criminal justice system, students looked at different support structures that work to help students who are at risk for a variety of reasons. 
They met with advocates, judges, prosecutors, public defenders, social workers, educators and teenagers who have been in the justice system. Through case-studies, Network students also learned how the state of Illinois makes decisions about the prosecution of juvenile offenders – and left with a hands on awareness of the complexities pursuing justice.
Schools of the Sacred Heart share in the educational mission of the Society of the Sacred Heart as articulated in the Goals and Criteria. The structure supporting Sacred Heart education in Canada and the United States includes the Conference of Sacred Heart Education and the Network of Sacred Heart Schools.  Together they provide services and programs to ensure vitality of mission for the member schools sponsored by the Society of the Sacred Heart.