Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 and the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that persons under 18 years of age (rather than under 17 years of age) who commit offenses are subject to the proceedings under the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 for delinquent minors. Effective January 1, 2010.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Probation and Probation Officers Act relating to the Redeploy Illinois Program. Makes the Program permanent instead of a pilot program. Provides that a county or group of counties that does not have an approved Redeploy Illinois program and that has committed fewer than 10 Redeploy eligible youth to the Department of Juvenile Justice on average over the previous 3 years, may develop an individualized agreement with the Department of Human Services through the Redeploy Illinois program to provide services to youth to avoid commitment to the Department of Juvenile Justice. Adds to the membership of the Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board the Cook County Public Defender, a representative of the defense bar appointed by the Illinois State Bar Association, a representative of probation appointed by the Illinois Probation and Court Services Association, and judicial representation appointed by the Chief Judge of the Illinois Supreme Court. Provides that up to an additional 9 members may be appointed by the Secretary of Human Services from recommendations by the Oversight Board, who must possess a knowledge of juvenile justice issues and reflect the collaborative public/private relationship of Redeploy programs. Creates the Redeploy County Review Committee composed of the designees of the Secretary of Human Services and the Directors of Juvenile Justice, of Children and Family Services, and of the Governor's Office of Management and Budget, who shall constitute a subcommittee of the Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board.
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Provides that the Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court shall appoint the representative of the defense bar and the representative of probation.
House Floor Amendment No. 3 Provides that neither the Governor nor any agency or agency head under the jurisdiction of the Governor has any rulemaking authority under the amendatory Act, but that the Governor may suggest rules by filing them with the General Assembly and requesting that the General Assembly authorize such rulemaking by law, enact the suggested rules into law, or take other appropriate action in the General Assembly's discretion.
House Floor Amendment No. 4 Changes the intent of the Bill. Provides that it is also the intent of the Bill to offer alternatives, when appropriate, to avoid commitment to the Department of Juvenile Justice, to direct child welfare services for minors charged with a criminal offense or adjudicated delinquent. Provides that implementation of the program is subject to appropriation.