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Full Text of HB2563  99th General Assembly




State of Illinois
2015 and 2016


Introduced , by Rep. Robyn Gabel


705 ILCS 405/5-101
710 ILCS 35/1

    Amends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the purpose and policy of the Delinquent Minors Article. Amends the Uniform Mediation Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.

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1    AN ACT concerning courts.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Juvenile Court Act of 1987 is amended by
5changing Section 5-101 as follows:
6    (705 ILCS 405/5-101)
7    Sec. 5-101. Purpose and policy.
8    (1) It is the the intent of the General Assembly to promote
9a juvenile justice system capable of dealing with the problem
10of juvenile delinquency, a system that will protect the
11community, impose accountability for violations of law and
12equip juvenile offenders with competencies to live responsibly
13and productively. To effectuate this intent, the General
14Assembly declares the following to be important purposes of
15this Article:
16        (a) To protect citizens from juvenile crime.
17        (b) To hold each juvenile offender directly
18    accountable for his or her acts.
19        (c) To provide an individualized assessment of each
20    alleged and adjudicated delinquent juvenile, in order to
21    rehabilitate and to prevent further delinquent behavior
22    through the development of competency in the juvenile
23    offender. As used in this Section, "competency" means the



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1    development of educational, vocational, social, emotional
2    and basic life skills which enable a minor to mature into a
3    productive member of society.
4        (d) To provide due process, as required by the
5    Constitutions of the United States and the State of
6    Illinois, through which each juvenile offender and all
7    other interested parties are assured fair hearings at which
8    legal rights are recognized and enforced.
9    (2) To accomplish these goals, juvenile justice policies
10developed pursuant to this Article shall be designed to:
11        (a) Promote the development and implementation of
12    community-based programs designed to prevent unlawful and
13    delinquent behavior and to effectively minimize the depth
14    and duration of the minor's involvement in the juvenile
15    justice system;
16        (b) Provide secure confinement for minors who present a
17    danger to the community and make those minors understand
18    that sanctions for serious crimes, particularly violent
19    felonies, should be commensurate with the seriousness of
20    the offense and merit strong punishment;
21        (c) Protect the community from crimes committed by
22    minors;
23        (d) Provide programs and services that are
24    community-based and that are in close proximity to the
25    minor's home;
26        (e) Allow minors to reside within their homes whenever



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1    possible and appropriate and provide support necessary to
2    make this possible;
3        (f) Base probation treatment planning upon individual
4    case management plans;
5        (g) Include the minor's family in the case management
6    plan;
7        (h) Provide supervision and service coordination where
8    appropriate; implement and monitor the case management
9    plan in order to discourage recidivism;
10        (i) Provide post-release services to minors who are
11    returned to their families and communities after
12    detention;
13        (j) Hold minors accountable for their unlawful
14    behavior and not allow minors to think that their
15    delinquent acts have no consequence for themselves and
16    others.
17    (3) In all procedures under this Article, minors shall have
18all the procedural rights of adults in criminal proceedings,
19unless specifically precluded by laws that enhance the
20protection of such minors. Minors shall not have the right to a
21jury trial unless specifically provided by this Article.
22(Source: P.A. 90-590, eff. 1-1-99.)
23    Section 10. The Uniform Mediation Act is amended by
24changing Section 1 as follows:



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1    (710 ILCS 35/1)
2    Sec. 1. Title. This Act may be cited as the the Uniform
3Mediation Act.
4(Source: P.A. 93-399, eff. 1-1-04.)