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Project Summary

Degree Name

Master of Arts


Public Administration

First Advisor

Lowell W. Culver, Ph.D.


This study will examine the relationship between the current system of educating juvenile court judges and the changes which are necessary to improve the realm of juvenile justice.

This study will describe the current education programs which are presently available for juvenile court judges in the United States. In order to provide a view of the education and experience of a group of juvenile court judges, a sample of Illinois juvenile court judges will be surveyed as to educational background, occupational experience related to youth, and attendance at national and local education programs for juvenile court judges. The findings of this study will indicate the need for education programs for juvenile court judges in Illinois.

Based upon this perceived need for judicial education programs proposals will be made for education programs that would provide an Illinois juvenile court judiciary that would be knowledgeable in socio-legal matters related to Illinois youth.