In re Shelby R.

Illinois Supreme Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2013 IL 114994
Decision Date: 
September 19, 2013
District: 
4th Dist
Division/County: 
Champaign Co.
Justice: 
THEIS
Holding: 
Appellate court affirmed.
Juvenile Court Act does not authorize trial court to commit a minor to Department of Juvenile Justice when the minor, who was adjudicated delinquent for unlawful consumption of alcohol, violates conditions of probation. Enlarging circumstances under which a minor could be sentenced to incarceration is contrary to statutory policy for developing community-based programs to prevent delinquent behavior. (KILBRIDE, FREEMAN, THOMAS, GARMAN, KARMEIER, and BURKE, concurring.)