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Full Text of HB4449  103rd General Assembly



State of Illinois
2023 and 2024


Introduced 1/16/2024, by Rep. Terra Costa Howard


325 ILCS 5/7.2  from Ch. 23, par. 2057.2

    Amends the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act. In a provision concerning law enforcement assistance for child protective investigators when responding to a high-risk report of child abuse or neglect, provides that when assistance is not available from law enforcement with primary jurisdiction, law enforcement from any other police jurisdiction in Illinois may provide assistance to a child protection investigator.

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1    AN ACT concerning children.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act is
5amended by changing Section 7.2 as follows:
6    (325 ILCS 5/7.2)  (from Ch. 23, par. 2057.2)
7    Sec. 7.2. The Department shall establish a Child
8Protective Service Unit within each geographic region as
9designated by the Director of the Department. The Child
10Protective Service Unit shall perform those functions assigned
11by this Act to it and only such others that would further the
12purposes of this Act. It shall have a sufficient staff of
13qualified personnel to fulfill the purpose of this Act and be
14organized in such a way as to maximize the continuity of
15responsibility, care and service of the individual workers
16toward the individual children and families.
17    The Child Protective Service Unit shall designate members
18of each unit to receive specialty training to serve as special
19consultants to unit staff and the public in the areas of child
20sexual abuse, child deaths and injuries, and out-of-home
22    If a child protective investigator of a Child Protective
23Service Unit is unable to obtain assistance from other unit



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1members when responding to a high-risk report of child abuse
2or neglect and the child protective investigator has a
3reasonable belief or suspicion that a subject named in the
4report has the potential for violence, the child protective
5investigator may request assistance from local law enforcement
6officers to be provided at a mutually available time. Law
7enforcement officers shall, upon request, make all reasonable
8efforts to assist the child protective investigator in
9receiving law enforcement assistance. When assistance is not
10available from law enforcement with primary jurisdiction, law
11enforcement from any other police jurisdiction in Illinois may
12provide assistance to a child protection investigator that is
13outside the accompanying officers' primary jurisdiction.
14(Source: P.A. 100-625, eff. 7-20-18.)