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Full Text of HB2116  103rd General Assembly




State of Illinois
2023 and 2024


Introduced 2/7/2023, by Rep. Camille Y. Lilly


730 ILCS 5/3-2.5-15

    Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the Department of Juvenile Justice assuming the duties of the Juvenile Division of the Department of Corrections.

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1    AN ACT concerning corrections.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Unified Code of Corrections is amended by
5changing Section 3-2.5-15 as follows:
6    (730 ILCS 5/3-2.5-15)
7    Sec. 3-2.5-15. Department of Juvenile Justice; assumption
8of duties of the Juvenile Division.
9    (a) The The Department of Juvenile Justice shall assume
10the rights, powers, duties, and responsibilities of the
11Juvenile Division of the Department of Corrections. Personnel,
12books, records, property, and unencumbered appropriations
13pertaining to the Juvenile Division of the Department of
14Corrections shall be transferred to the Department of Juvenile
15Justice on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the
1694th General Assembly. Any rights of employees or the State
17under the Personnel Code or any other contract or plan shall be
18unaffected by this transfer.
19    (b) Department of Juvenile Justice personnel who are hired
20by the Department on or after the effective date of this
21amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly and who
22participate or assist in the rehabilitative and vocational
23training of delinquent youths, supervise the daily activities



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1involving direct and continuing responsibility for the youth's
2security, welfare and development, or participate in the
3personal rehabilitation of delinquent youth by training,
4supervising, and assisting lower level personnel who perform
5these duties must be over the age of 21 and have any bachelor's
6or advanced degree from an accredited college or university.
7This requirement shall not apply to security, clerical, food
8service, and maintenance staff that do not have direct and
9regular contact with youth. The degree requirements specified
10in this subsection (b) are not required of persons who provide
11vocational training and who have adequate knowledge in the
12skill for which they are providing the vocational training.
13    (c) Subsection (b) of this Section does not apply to
14personnel transferred to the Department of Juvenile Justice on
15the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 94th General
17    (d) The Department shall be under the direction of the
18Director of Juvenile Justice as provided in this Code.
19    (e) The Director shall organize divisions within the
20Department and shall assign functions, powers, duties, and
21personnel as required by law. The Director may create other
22divisions and may assign other functions, powers, duties, and
23personnel as may be necessary or desirable to carry out the
24functions and responsibilities vested by law in the
25Department. The Director may, with the approval of the Office
26of the Governor, assign to and share functions, powers,



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1duties, and personnel with other State agencies such that
2administrative services and administrative facilities are
3provided by a shared administrative service center. Where
4possible, shared services which impact youth should be done
5with child-serving agencies. These administrative services may
6include, but are not limited to, all of the following
7functions: budgeting, accounting related functions, auditing,
8human resources, legal, procurement, training, data collection
9and analysis, information technology, internal investigations,
10intelligence, legislative services, emergency response
11capability, statewide transportation services, and general
12office support.
13    (f) The Department of Juvenile Justice may enter into
14intergovernmental cooperation agreements under which minors
15adjudicated delinquent and committed to the Department of
16Juvenile Justice may participate in county juvenile impact
17incarceration programs established under Section 3-6039 of the
18Counties Code.
19    (g) The Department of Juvenile Justice must comply with
20the ethnic and racial background data collection procedures
21provided in Section 4.5 of the Criminal Identification Act.
22    (h) The Department of Juvenile Justice shall implement a
23wellness program to support health and wellbeing among staff
24and service providers within the Department of Juvenile
25Justice environment. The Department of Juvenile Justice shall
26establish response teams to provide support to employees and



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1staff affected by events that are both duty-related and not
2duty-related and provide training to response team members.
3The Department's wellness program shall be accessible to any
4Department employee or service provider, including contractual
5employees and approved volunteers. The wellness program may
6include information sharing, education and activities designed
7to support health and well-being within the Department's
8environment. Access to wellness response team support shall be
9voluntary and remain confidential.
10(Source: P.A. 102-616, eff. 1-1-22.)