In re: Raheem M.

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2013 IL App (4th) 130585
Decision Date: 
December 10, 2013
District: 
4th Dist
Division/County: 
Vermilion Co.
Justice: 
POPE
Holding: 
Affirmed in part and vacated in part; remanded with directions.
Court found Respondent, age 17, guilty of aggravated battery of a teacher, from fight in school cafeteria where Respondent threw a chair toward another student and it struck a teacher. Court improperly sentenced Respondent to indeterminate term in Department of Juvenile Justice as court had no evidence of less restrictive alternatives and did not require any evidence of efforts to find less restrictive alternatives. Court properly considered Respondent's prior police contacts. (HOLDER WHITE, concurring; STEIGMANN, dissenting.)