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Full Text of HB2791  102nd General Assembly

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1    AN ACT concerning safety.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 5. The Reimagine Public Safety Act is amended by
5changing Sections 35-10, 35-15, 35-20, 35-25, 35-30, 35-35,
6and 35-40 as follows:
 
7    (430 ILCS 69/35-10)
8    Sec. 35-10. Definitions. As used in this Act:
9    "Approved technical assistance and training provider"
10means an organization that has experience in improving the
11outcomes of local community-based organizations by providing
12supportive services that address the gaps in their resources
13and knowledge about content-based work or provide support and
14knowledge about the administration and management of
15organizations, or both. Approved technical assistance and
16training providers as defined in this Act are intended to
17assist community organizations with evaluating the need for
18evidence-based evidenced-based violence prevention services,
19promising violence prevention programs, starting up
20programming, and strengthening the quality of existing
21programming.
22    "Community" or "communities" "Communities" means, for
23municipalities with a 1,000,000 or more population in

 

 

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1Illinois, the 77 designated neighborhood areas defined by the
2University of Chicago Social Science Research Committee as
3amended in 1980.
4    "Concentrated firearm violence" means the 10 17 most
5violent communities in Illinois municipalities with greater
6than 1,000,000 or more one million residents and the 10 most
7violent municipalities with less than 1,000,000 residents and
8greater than 35,000 25,000 residents with the most per capita
9fatal and nonfatal firearm-shot victims, excluding
10self-inflicted incidents, incidents from January 1, 2016
11through December 31, 2020.
12    "Criminal and juvenile justice-involved" means an
13individual who has been arrested, indicted, convicted,
14adjudicated delinquent, or otherwise detained by criminal or
15juvenile justice authorities for violation of Illinois
16criminal laws.
17    "Evidence-based high-risk youth intervention services"
18means programs that have been proven to reduce involvement in
19the criminal or juvenile justice system, increase school
20attendance, and includes referrals of refer high-risk teens
21into therapeutic programs that address trauma recovery and
22other mental health improvements based on best practices in
23the youth intervention services field.
24    "Evidence-based Evidenced-based violence prevention
25services" means coordinated programming and services that may
26include, but are not limited to, effective emotional or trauma

 

 

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1related therapies, housing, employment training, job
2placement, family engagement, or wrap-around support services
3that have been proven effective or are considered to be best
4practice for reducing violence within the field of violence
5intervention research and practice.
6    "Evidence-based youth development programs" means
7after-school and summer programming that provides services to
8teens to increase their school attendance, school performance,
9reduce involvement in the criminal justice system, and develop
10nonacademic interests that build social emotional persistence
11and intelligence based on best practices in the field of youth
12development services for high-risk youth.
13    "Options school" means a secondary school where 75% or
14more of attending students have either stopped attending or
15failed their secondary school courses since first attending
16ninth grade.
17    "Violence Qualified violence prevention organization"
18means an organization that manages and employs qualified
19violence prevention professionals.
20    "Violence Qualified violence prevention professional"
21means a community health worker who renders violence
22preventive services.
23    "Social organization" means an organization of individuals
24who form the organization for the purposes of enjoyment, work,
25and other mutual interests.
26(Source: P.A. 102-16, eff. 6-17-21; revised 7-16-21.)
 

 

 

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1    (430 ILCS 69/35-15)
2    Sec. 35-15. Findings. The Illinois General Assembly finds
3that:
4    (1) Discrete neighborhoods in municipalities across
5Illinois are experiencing concentrated and perpetual firearm
6violence that is a public health epidemic.
7    (2) Within neighborhoods experiencing this firearm
8violence epidemic, violence is concentrated among teens and
9young adults that have chronic exposure to the risk of
10violence and criminal legal system involvement and related
11trauma in small geographic areas where these young people live
12or congregate.
13    (3) Firearm violence victimization and perpetration is
14highly concentrated in particular neighborhoods, particular
15blocks within these neighborhoods, and among a small number of
16individuals living in these areas.
17    (4) People who are chronically exposed to the risk of
18firearm violence victimization are substantially more likely
19to be violently injured or violently injure another person.
20People who have been violently injured are substantially more
21likely to be violently reinjured. Chronic exposure to violence
22additionally leads individuals to engage in behavior, as part
23of a cycle of community violence, trauma, and retaliation that
24substantially increases their own risk of violent injury or
25reinjury.

 

 

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1    (5) Evidence-based programs that engage individuals at the
2highest risk of firearm violence and provide life
3stabilization, case management, and culturally competent group
4and individual therapy reduce firearm violence victimization
5and perpetration and can end Illinois' firearm violence
6epidemic.
7    (6) A public health approach to ending Illinois' firearm
8violence epidemic requires targeted, integrated behavioral
9health services and economic opportunity that promotes
10self-sufficiency for victims of firearm violence and those
11with chronic exposure to the risk of firearm violence
12victimization.
13    (7) A public health approach to ending Illinois' firearm
14violence epidemic further requires broader preventive
15investments in the census tracts and blocks that reduce risk
16factors for youth and families living in areas at the highest
17with extreme risk of firearm violence victimization.
18    (8) A public health approach to ending Illinois' firearm
19violence epidemic requires empowering residents and
20community-based organizations within impacted neighborhoods to
21provide culturally competent care based on lived experience in
22these areas and long-term relationships of mutual interest
23that promote safety and stability.
24    (9) A public health approach to ending Illinois' firearm
25violence epidemic further requires that preventive youth
26development services for youth in these neighborhoods be fully

 

 

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1integrated with a team-based model of mental health care to
2address trauma recovery for those young people at the highest
3extreme risk of firearm violence victimization.
4    (10) Community revitalization can be an effective violence
5prevention strategy, provided that revitalization is targeted
6to the highest risk geographies within communities and
7revitalization efforts are designed and led by individuals
8living and working in the impacted communities.
9(Source: P.A. 102-16, eff. 6-17-21.)
 
10    (430 ILCS 69/35-20)
11    Sec. 35-20. Office of Firearm Violence Prevention.
12    (a) On or before October September 1, 2021, an Office of
13Firearm Violence Prevention is established within the Illinois
14Department of Human Services. The Assistant Secretary of
15Violence Prevention shall report his or her actions to the
16Secretary of Human Services and the Office of the Governor.
17The Office shall have the authority to coordinate and
18integrate all programs and services listed in this Act and
19other programs and services the Governor establishes by
20executive order to maximize an integrated approach to reducing
21Illinois' firearm violence epidemic and ultimately ending this
22public health crisis.
23    (b) The Department of Human Services and the Office of
24Firearm Violence Prevention shall have grant making,
25operational, and procurement authority to distribute funds to

 

 

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1qualified violence prevention organizations, youth development
2organizations, high-risk youth intervention organizations,
3approved technical assistance and training providers, and
4qualified evaluation and assessment organizations, and other
5entities necessary to execute the functions established in
6this Act and other programs and services the Governor
7establishes by executive order for the Department and the this
8Office.
9    (c) The Assistant Secretary of Firearm Violence Prevention
10shall be appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent
11of the Senate. The Assistant Secretary of Firearm Violence
12Prevention shall report to the Secretary of Human Services and
13also report his or her actions to the Office of the Governor.
14    (d) For Illinois municipalities with a 1,000,000 or more
15population, the Office of Firearm Violence Prevention shall
16determine the 10 17 most violent neighborhoods. When possible,
17this shall be determined by measuring as measured by the
18number of per capita fatal and nonfatal firearm-shot victims,
19excluding self-inflicted incidents, from January 1, 2016
20through December 31, 2020. These 10 17 communities shall
21qualify for grants under this Act and coordination of other
22State services from the Office of Firearm Violence Prevention.
23The Office shall, after identifying the top 10 neighborhoods,
24identify an additional 7 eligible neighborhoods by considering
25the number of victims in rank order in addition to the per
26capita rate. If appropriate, and subject to appropriation, the

 

 

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1Office shall have the authority to consider adding up to 5
2additional eligible neighborhoods or clusters of contiguous
3neighborhoods utilizing the same data sets so as to maximize
4the potential impact for firearm violence reduction. For
5Illinois municipalities with less than 1,000,000 residents and
6more than 35,000 25,000 residents, the Office of Firearm
7Violence Prevention shall identify the 10 municipalities or
8contiguous geographic areas that have the greatest
9concentrated firearm violence victims. When possible, this
10shall be determined by measuring as measured by the number of
11fatal and nonfatal firearm-shot victims, excluding
12self-inflicted incidents, from January 1, 2016 through
13December 31, 2020 divided by the number of residents for each
14municipality or area. These 10 municipalities or contiguous
15geographic areas and up to 5 additional other municipalities
16or contiguous geographic areas identified by the Office of
17Firearm Violence Prevention shall qualify for grants under
18this Act and coordination of other State services from the
19Office of Firearm Violence Prevention. The Office of Firearm
20Violence Prevention shall consider factors listed in
21subsection (a) of Section 35-40 to determine up to 5
22additional municipalities or contiguous geographic areas that
23qualify for grants under this Act. The Office of Firearm
24Violence Prevention may, subject to appropriation, identify up
25to 5 additional neighborhoods, municipalities, contiguous
26geographic areas, or other local government-identified

 

 

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1boundary areas to receive funding under this Act after
2considering additional risk factors that contribute to
3community firearm violence. The data analysis to identify new
4eligible neighborhoods and municipalities shall be updated to
5reflect eligibility based on the most recently available 5
6full years of data no more frequently than once every 3 years.
7    (e) The Office of Firearm Violence Prevention shall issue
8a report to the General Assembly no later than January 1 of
9each year that identifies communities within Illinois
10municipalities of 1,000,000 or more residents and
11municipalities with less than 1,000,000 residents and more
12than 35,000 25,000 residents that are experiencing
13concentrated firearm violence, explaining the investments that
14are being made to reduce concentrated firearm violence, and
15making further recommendations on how to end Illinois' firearm
16violence epidemic.
17(Source: P.A. 102-16, eff. 6-17-21.)
 
18    (430 ILCS 69/35-25)
19    Sec. 35-25. Integrated violence prevention and other
20services.
21    (a) Subject to appropriation, for municipalities with
221,000,000 or more residents, the Office of Firearm Violence
23Prevention shall make grants to qualified violence prevention
24organizations for evidence-based firearm violence prevention
25services. Approved technical assistance and training providers

 

 

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1shall create learning communities for the exchange of
2information between community-based organizations in the same
3or similar fields. Firearm Evidence-based firearm violence
4prevention organizations services shall prioritize recruit
5individuals at the highest risk of firearm violence
6victimization and provide these individuals with
7evidence-based comprehensive services that reduce their
8exposure to chronic firearm violence.
9    (b) Violence Qualified violence prevention organizations
10shall develop the following expertise in the geographic areas
11that they cover:
12        (1) Analyzing and leveraging data to identify the
13    individuals people who will most benefit from
14    evidence-based firearm violence prevention services in
15    their geographic areas.
16        (2) Identifying the conflicts that are responsible for
17    recurring violence.
18        (3) Having relationships with individuals who are most
19    able to reduce conflicts.
20        (4) Addressing the stabilization and trauma recovery
21    needs of individuals impacted by violence by providing
22    direct services for their unmet needs or referring them to
23    other qualified service providers.
24        (5) Having and building relationships with community
25    members and community organizations that provide
26    evidence-based violence prevention services and get

 

 

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1    referrals of people who will most benefit from
2    evidence-based firearm violence prevention services in
3    their geographic areas.
4        (6) Providing training and technical assistance to
5    local law enforcement agencies to improve their
6    effectiveness without having any role, requirement, or
7    mandate to participate in the policing, enforcement, or
8    prosecution of any crime.
9    (c) Violence Qualified violence prevention organizations
10receiving grants under this Act shall coordinate services with
11other qualified violence prevention organizations in their
12area.
13    (d) The Office of Firearm Violence Prevention shall
14identify, for each separate eligible service area under this
15Act, an experienced violence prevention organization to serve
16as the name a Lead Qualified Violence Prevention Convener for
17that area each of the 17 neighborhoods and provide each with a
18grant of $50,000 up to $100,000 to these organizations this
19organization to coordinate monthly meetings between qualified
20violence prevention organizations and youth development
21organizations under this Act. The Lead Qualified Violence
22Prevention Convener may also receive, funding from the Office
23of Firearm Violence Prevention, for technical assistance or
24training through approved providers when needs are jointly
25identified. The Lead Qualified Violence Prevention Convener
26shall:

 

 

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1        (1) provide the convened organizations with summary
2    notes on the meetings and summarize recommendations made
3    at the monthly meetings to improve the effectiveness of
4    evidence-based violence prevention services based on
5    review of timely data on shootings and homicides in his or
6    her relevant neighborhood;
7        (2) attend monthly meetings where the cause of
8    violence and other neighborhood disputes is discussed and
9    strategize on how to resolve ongoing conflicts and execute
10    on agreed plans;
11        (3) (blank); provide qualitative review of other
12    qualified violence prevention organizations in the Lead
13    Qualified Violence Prevention Convener's neighborhood as
14    required by the Office of Firearm Violence Prevention;
15        (4) on behalf of the convened organizations, make
16    consensus recommendations to the Office of Firearm
17    Violence Prevention and local law enforcement on how to
18    reduce violent conflict in his or her neighborhood;
19        (5) meet on an emergency basis when conflicts that
20    need immediate attention and resolution arise;
21        (6) share knowledge and strategies of the community
22    violence dynamic in monthly meetings with local youth
23    development specialists receiving grants under this Act;
24        (7) select when and where needed an approved Office of
25    Violence Prevention-funded technical assistance and
26    service training service provider to receive and contract

 

 

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1    with the provider for agreed upon services; and
2        (8) after meeting with community residents and other
3    community organizations that have expertise in housing,
4    mental health, economic development, education, and social
5    services, make consensus recommendations to the Office of
6    Firearm Violence Prevention on how to target community
7    revitalization resources available from federal and State
8    funding sources.
9    The Office of Firearm Violence Prevention shall compile
10recommendations from all Lead Qualified Violence Prevention
11Conveners and report to the General Assembly bi-annually on
12these funding recommendations. The Lead Qualified Violence
13Prevention Convener may also serve as a youth development
14provider.
15    (e) The Illinois Office of Firearm Violence Prevention
16shall select, when possible and appropriate, no fewer than 2
17and no more than 3 approved technical assistance and training
18providers to deliver technical assistance and training to the
19qualified violence prevention organizations that request to
20receive agree to contract with an approved technical
21assistance and training provider. Violence Qualified violence
22prevention organizations shall have complete authority to
23select among the approved technical assistance services
24providers funded by the Office of Firearm Violence Prevention.
25    (f) Approved technical assistance and training providers
26may:

 

 

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1        (1) provide training and certification to qualified
2    violence prevention professionals on how to perform
3    violence prevention services and other professional
4    development to qualified violence prevention
5    professionals.
6        (2) provide management training on how to manage
7    qualified violence prevention professionals;
8        (3) provide training and assistance on how to develop
9    memorandum of understanding for referral services or
10    create approved provider lists for these referral
11    services, or both;
12        (4) share lessons learned among qualified violence
13    prevention professionals and service providers in their
14    network; and
15        (5) provide technical assistance and training on human
16    resources, grants management, capacity building, and
17    fiscal management strategies.
18    (g) Approved technical assistance and training providers
19shall:
20        (1) provide additional services identified as
21    necessary by the Office of Firearm Violence Prevention and
22    qualified service providers in their network; and
23        (2) receive a base vendor contract or grant of up to
24    $250,000 plus negotiated service rates to provide group
25    and individualized plus fees negotiated for services to
26    from participating qualified violence prevention

 

 

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1    organizations.
2    (h) (Blank). Fees negotiated for approved technical
3assistance and training providers shall not exceed 12% of
4awarded grant funds to a qualified violence prevention
5organization.
6    (i) The Office of Firearm Violence Prevention shall issue
7grants, when possible and appropriate, to no fewer than 2
8qualified violence prevention organizations in each of the
9eligible service areas 17 neighborhoods served and no more
10than 6 organizations in the 17 neighborhoods served. When
11possible, grants Grants shall be for no less than $300,000
12$400,000 per qualified violence prevention organization. The
13Office of Firearm Violence Prevention may establish grant
14award ranges to ensure grants will have the potential to
15reduce violence in each neighborhood.
16    (j) No qualified violence prevention organization can
17serve more than 3 eligible service areas neighborhoods unless
18the Office of Firearm Violence Prevention is unable to
19identify qualified violence prevention organizations to
20provide adequate coverage.
21    (k) No approved technical assistance and training provider
22shall provide evidence-based qualified violence prevention
23services in an eligible service area a neighborhood under this
24Act unless the Office of Firearm Violence Prevention is unable
25to identify qualified violence prevention organizations to
26provide adequate coverage.

 

 

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1(Source: P.A. 102-16, eff. 6-17-21.)
 
2    (430 ILCS 69/35-30)
3    Sec. 35-30. Integrated youth services.
4    (a) Subject to appropriation, for municipalities with
51,000,000 or more residents, the Office of Firearm Violence
6Prevention shall make grants to qualified youth development
7organizations for evidence-based youth after-school and summer
8programming. Evidence-based youth development programs shall
9provide services to teens that increase their school
10attendance, school performance, reduce involvement in the
11criminal and juvenile justice systems system, and develop
12nonacademic interests that build social emotional persistence
13and intelligence.
14    (b) The Office of Firearm Violence Prevention shall
15identify municipal blocks where more than 35% of all fatal and
16nonfatal firearm-shot incidents take place and focus all youth
17development service grants to residents of these identified
18municipality blocks in the designated eligible service areas
1917 targeted neighborhoods. The Department of Human Services
20shall prioritize funding to youth Youth development service
21programs that shall be required to serve the following teens
22before expanding services to the broader community:
23        (1) criminal and juvenile justice-involved youth;
24        (2) students who are attending or have attended option
25    schools;

 

 

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1        (3) family members of individuals working with
2    qualified violence prevention organizations; and
3        (4) youth living on the blocks where more than 35% of
4    the violence takes place in a neighborhood.
5    (c) Each program participant enrolled in a youth
6development program under this Act, when possible and
7appropriate, shall receive an individualized needs assessment
8to determine if the participant requires intensive youth
9services as provided for in Section 35-35 of this Act. The
10needs assessment should be the best available instrument that
11considers the physical and mental condition of each youth
12based on the youth's family ties, financial resources, past
13substance use, criminal justice involvement, and trauma
14related to chronic exposure to firearm violence behavioral
15health assessment to determine the participant's broader
16support and mental health needs. The Office of Firearm
17Violence Prevention shall determine best practices for
18referring program participants who are at the highest risk of
19violence and criminal justice involvement to be referred to a
20high-risk youth development intervention program established
21in Section 35-35.
22    (d) Youth development prevention program participants
23shall receive services designed to empower participants with
24the social and emotional skills necessary to forge paths of
25healthy development and disengagement from high-risk
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1and personal development activities, participants should build
2resilience and the skills associated with healthy social,
3emotional, and identity development.
4    (e) Youth development providers shall develop the
5following expertise in the geographic areas they cover:
6        (1) Knowledge of the teens and their social
7    organization in the blocks they are designated to serve.
8        (2) Youth development organizations receiving grants
9    under this Act shall be required to coordinate services
10    with other qualified youth development organizations in
11    their neighborhood by sharing lessons learned in monthly
12    meetings.
13        (3) (Blank). Providing qualitative review of other
14    youth development organizations in their neighborhood as
15    required by the Office of Firearm Violence Prevention.
16        (4) Meeting on an emergency basis when conflicts
17    related to program participants that need immediate
18    attention and resolution arise.
19        (5) Sharing knowledge and strategies of the
20    neighborhood violence dynamic in monthly meetings with
21    local qualified violence prevention organizations
22    receiving grants under this Act.
23        (6) Selecting an approved technical assistance and
24    service training service provider to receive and contract
25    with them for agreed upon services.
26    (f) The Illinois Office of Firearm Violence Prevention

 

 

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1shall select, when possible and appropriate, no fewer than 2
2and no more than 3 approved technical assistance and training
3providers to deliver technical assistance and training to the
4youth development organizations that request to receive agree
5to contract with an approved technical assistance and training
6provider. Youth development organizations must use an approved
7technical assistance and training provider but have complete
8authority to select among the approved technical assistance
9services providers funded by the Office of Firearm Violence
10Prevention.
11    (g) Approved technical assistance and training providers
12may:
13        (1) provide training to youth development workers on
14    how to perform outreach services;
15        (2) provide management training on how to manage youth
16    development workers;
17        (3) provide training and assistance on how to develop
18    memorandum of understanding for referral services or
19    create approved provider lists for these referral
20    services, or both;
21        (4) share lessons learned among youth development
22    service providers in their network; and
23        (5) provide technical assistance and training on human
24    resources, grants management, capacity building, and
25    fiscal management strategies.
26    (h) Approved technical assistance and training providers

 

 

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1shall:
2        (1) provide additional services identified as
3    necessary by the Office of Firearm Violence Prevention and
4    youth development service providers in their network; and
5        (2) receive an annual base grant of up to $250,000
6    plus negotiated service rates to provide group and
7    individualized plus fees negotiated for services to from
8    participating youth development service organizations.
9    (i) (Blank). Fees negotiated for approved technical
10assistance and training providers shall not exceed 10% of
11awarded grant funds to a youth development services
12organization.
13    (j) The Office of Firearm Violence Prevention shall issue
14youth development services grants, when possible and
15appropriate, to no fewer than 4 youth services organizations
16in each of the eligible service areas 17 neighborhoods served
17and no more than 8 organizations in each of the 17
18neighborhoods. When possible, grants shall be for no less than
19$300,000 per youth development organization. The Office of
20Firearm Violence Prevention may establish award ranges to
21ensure grants will have the potential to reduce violence in
22each neighborhood. Youth services grants shall be for no less
23than $400,000 per youth development organization.
24    (k) No youth development organization can serve more than
253 eligible service areas neighborhoods unless the Office of
26Firearm Violence Prevention is unable to identify youth

 

 

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1development organizations to provide adequate coverage.
2    (l) No approved technical assistance and training provider
3shall provide youth development services in any neighborhood
4under this Act.
5(Source: P.A. 102-16, eff. 6-17-21.)
 
6    (430 ILCS 69/35-35)
7    Sec. 35-35. Intensive youth intervention services.
8    (a) Subject to appropriation, for municipalities with
91,000,000 or more residents, the Office of Firearm Violence
10Prevention shall issue grants to qualified high-risk youth
11intervention organizations for evidence-based intervention
12services that reduce involvement in the criminal and juvenile
13justice system, increase school attendance, and refer
14high-risk teens into therapeutic programs that address trauma
15recovery and other mental health improvements. Each program
16participant enrolled in a high-risk youth intervention program
17under this Act shall receive a nationally recognized
18comprehensive mental health assessment delivered by a
19qualified mental health professional certified to provide
20services to Medicaid recipients.
21    (b) High-risk youth Youth intervention program
22participants shall receive needed services as determined by
23the individualized assessment which may include, but is not
24limited to:
25        (1) receive group-based emotional regulation therapy

 

 

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1    that helps them control their emotions and understand how
2    trauma and stress impacts their thinking and behavior; and
3        (2) have youth advocates that accompany them to their
4    group therapy sessions, assist them with issues that
5    prevent them from attending school, and address life
6    skills development activities through weekly coaching. ;
7    and
8    (b-5) High-risk youth intervention service organizations
9shall (3) be required to have trained clinical staff managing
10the youth advocate interface with program participants.
11    (c) Youth development service organizations shall be
12assigned to the youth intervention service providers for
13referrals by the Office of Firearm Violence Prevention.
14    (d) The youth receiving intervention services who are
15evaluated to need trauma recovery and other behavioral health
16interventions and who have the greatest risk of firearm
17violence victimization shall be referred to the family systems
18intervention services established in Section 35-55.
19    (e) The Office of Firearm Violence Prevention shall issue
20high-risk youth intervention grants, when possible and
21appropriate, to no less than 2 youth intervention
22organizations and no more than 4 organizations in
23municipalities with 1,000,000 or more residents.
24    (f) No high-risk youth intervention organization can serve
25more than 13 eligible service areas 10 neighborhoods.
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1providers for youth development programs provided in
2subsection (d) of Section 35-30 shall also provide technical
3assistance and training to the affiliated high-risk youth
4intervention service providers.
5    (h) (Blank). The Office of Firearm Violence Prevention
6shall establish payment requirements from youth intervention
7service providers to the affiliated approved technical
8assistance and training providers.
9(Source: P.A. 102-16, eff. 6-17-21.)
 
10    (430 ILCS 69/35-40)
11    Sec. 35-40. Services for municipalities with less than
121,000,000 residents.
13    (a) The Office of Firearm Violence Prevention shall
14identify the 10 municipalities or geographically contiguous
15areas in Illinois with less than 1,000,000 residents and more
16than 35,000 25,000 residents that have the largest
17concentration of fatal and nonfatal concentrated firearm-shot
18victims over the 5-year period considered for eligibility
19violence in the last 5 years. These areas shall qualify for
20grants under this Act. The Office of Firearm Violence
21Prevention may shall identify up to 5 additional
22municipalities or geographically contiguous areas with more
23than 25,000 residents and less than 1,000,000 residents that
24would benefit from evidence-based violence prevention
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1qualify for funding under Section 35-40, the Office of Firearm
2Violence Prevention shall consider the following factors when
3possible:
4        (1) the total number of fatal and nonfatal firearms
5    victims, excluding self-inflicted incidents, in a
6    potential municipality over the 5-year period considered
7    for eligibility in the last 5 years;
8        (2) the per capita rate of fatal and nonfatal firearms
9    victims, excluding self-inflicted incidents, in a
10    potential municipality over the 5-year period considered
11    for eligibility in the last 5 years; and
12        (3) the total potential firearms violence reduction
13    benefit for the entire State of Illinois by serving the
14    additional municipalities municipality compared to the
15    total benefit of investing in all other municipalities
16    identified for grants to municipalities with more than
17    35,000 25,000 residents and less than 1,000,000 residents.
18    (b) Resources for each of these areas shall be distributed
19based on a formula to be developed by the Office of Firearm
20Violence Prevention that will maximize the total potential
21reduction in firearms victimization for all municipalities
22receiving grants under this Act. Resources for each of these
23areas shall be distributed based on maximizing the total
24potential reduction in firearms victimization for all
25municipalities receiving grants under this Act. The Office of
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1amount for each municipality awarded grants under this Section
2to ensure grants will have the potential to reduce violence in
3each municipality. The Office of Firearm Violence Prevention
4shall maximize the potential for violence reduction throughout
5Illinois after determining the necessary minimum grant amounts
6to be effective in each municipality receiving grants under
7this Section.
8    (c) The Office of Firearm Violence Prevention shall create
9local advisory councils for each of the designated service
10areas 10 areas designated for the purpose of obtaining
11recommendations on how to distribute funds in these areas to
12reduce firearm violence incidents. Local advisory councils
13shall have a minimum consist of 5 members with the following
14expertise or experience:
15        (1) a representative of a nonelected official in local
16    government from the designated area;
17        (2) a representative of an elected official at the
18    local or state level for the area;
19        (3) a representative with public health experience in
20    firearm violence prevention or youth development; and
21        (4) two residents of the subsection of each area with
22    the most concentrated firearm violence incidents; and .
23        (5) additional members as determined by the individual
24    local advisory council.
25    (d) The Office of Firearm Violence Prevention shall
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1firearm violence in the designated area and other relevant
2information on the physical and demographic characteristics of
3the designated area. The Office of Firearm Violence Prevention
4shall also provide best available evidence on how to address
5the social determinants of health in the designated area in
6order to reduce firearm violence.
7    (e) Each local advisory council shall make recommendations
8on how to allocate distributed resources for its area based on
9information provided to them by the Office of Firearm Violence
10Prevention, local law enforcement data, and other locally
11available data.
12    (f) The Office of Firearm Violence Prevention shall
13consider the recommendations and determine how to distribute
14funds through grants to community-based organizations and
15local governments. To the extent the Office of Firearm
16Violence Prevention does not follow a local advisory council's
17recommendation on allocation of funds, the Office of Firearm
18Violence Prevention shall explain in writing why a different
19allocation of resources is more likely to reduce firearm
20violence in the designated area.
21    (g) Subject to appropriation, the Department of Human
22Services and the Office of Firearm Violence Prevention shall
23issue grants to local governmental agencies or and
24community-based organizations, or both, to maximize firearm
25violence reduction each year. When possible, initial grants
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1renewed or competitively bid as appropriate in subsequent
2fiscal years. Grants in proceeding years shall be issued on or
3before July 15 of the relevant fiscal year.
4(Source: P.A. 102-16, eff. 6-17-21.)
 
5    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
6becoming law.