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Full Text of HB3644  100th General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning State government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Act is
5amended by adding Section 20 as follows:
6    (20 ILCS 3930/20 new)
7    Sec. 20. Trauma, Resiliency and Recovery Task Force.
8    (a) The General Assembly acknowledges that in 2015 there
9were 48,003 murders, criminal sexual assaults, robberies and
10aggravated assaults and batteries reported to police in
12        (1) Traumatic events are those that cause significant
13    distress or harm, whether physical, emotional, or
14    psychological, for individuals. These experiences can have
15    a severe impact on well-being by impairing people's daily
16    functioning and emotional health, contributing to higher
17    rates of hospitalization, suicide attempts, substance
18    abuse, incarceration, and emotional responses, such as
19    anger.
20        (2) There are communities in Illinois that experience
21    high rates of violent crime, and their members often bear
22    the costs of unaddressed trauma.
23        (3) A trauma-informed approach acknowledges the



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1    radiating impact of trauma, recognizes that people's
2    actions and symptoms may be a result of traumatic
3    experiences, and creates policies that are sensitive to
4    such actions and symptoms.
5        (4) Trauma-informed policies and practices minimize
6    re-victimization and improve individual, family, and
7    community well-being.
8    (b) The General Assembly believes that a task force should
9be created to help the State effectively promote
10trauma-informed policies and practices by studying how trauma
11impacts individuals, families, and communities throughout the
12State, with particular attention paid to underserved
13populations and communities.
14    (c) The Trauma, Resiliency, and Recovery Task Force is
15hereby created. The Task Force shall examine the following:
16        (1) the impact that trauma can have on individuals,
17    families, and communities throughout the State,
18    particularly in communities and populations with high
19    levels of victimization;
20        (2) the essential components of trauma-informed
21    practices and policies;
22        (3) the extent to which trauma-informed practices and
23    policies are being used in Illinois; and
24        (4) the barriers and challenges to implementing trauma
25    informed practices and policies.
26    (d) The Task Force shall hold public hearings at the call



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1of the co-chairpersons to receive testimony from the public and
2subject matter experts. These hearings will result in
3recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly
4regarding legislative changes and other policy and practice.
5    (e) The Task Force shall be an independent Task Force under
6the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority for
7administrative purposes, and shall consist of the following
9        (1) the Executive Director of the Illinois Criminal
10    Justice Information Authority, or his or her designee;
11        (2) the Secretary of Human Services, or his or her
12    Designee;
13        (3) the Director of Public Health, or his or her
14    Designee;
15        (4) the Director of Health and Family Services, or his
16    or her Designee;
17        (5) the Director of Corrections, or his or her
18    Designee;
19        (6) the Director of Juvenile Justice, or his or her
20    designee;
21        (7) the Director of Children and Family Services, or
22    his or her designee;
23        (8) two members of the House of Representatives
24    appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives,
25    one of whom shall serve as a co-chairperson;
26        (9) two members of the Senate appointed by the



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1    President of the Senate, one of whom shall serve as a
2    co-chairperson;
3        (10) a member of the Senate appointed by the Minority
4    Leader of the Senate;
5        (11) a member of the House of Representatives appointed
6    by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives;
7        (12) the Director of State Police, or his or her
8    designee;
9        (13) the Superintendent of the Chicago Police
10    Department, or his or her designee;
11        (14) four representatives of victim service
12    organizations, at least one of which serves an underserved
13    group, appointed by the Executive Director of the
14    Authority;
15        (15) a representative of a Statewide coalition that
16    focuses on trauma, appointed by the Executive Director of
17    the Authority;
18        (16) two academics or researchers who have studied
19    issues related to trauma, appointed by the Executive
20    Director of the Authority;
21        (17) a representative from the Illinois Hospital
22    Association and a representative of a Trauma Level One
23    Hospital, appointed by the Executive Director of the
24    Authority;
25        (18) a representative of a Statewide organization
26    representing probation and court services agencies in this



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1    State, appointed by the Executive Director of the
2    Authority;
3        (19) a representative of a Statewide organization
4    representing Illinois sheriffs, appointed by the Executive
5    Director of the Authority;
6        (20) a representative of a Statewide organization
7    representing Illinois police chiefs, appointed by the
8    Executive Director of the Authority;
9        (21) two State's Attorneys, appointed by the Executive
10    Director of the Authority;
11        (22) a Public Defender, appointed by the Executive
12    Director of the Authority; and
13        (23) two individuals who represent the victim
14    community, appointed by the Executive Director of the
15    Authority.
16    (f) The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
17may receive an appropriation to enter into personnel contracts
18to support the work of the Task Force. The Authority may also
19consult, contract, work in conjunction with, and obtain any
20information from any individual, agency, association, or
21research institution deemed appropriate by the Authority.
22    (g) The Task Force shall submit a written report of its
23findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General
24Assembly on or before January 1, 2019.
25    (h) This Section is repealed on January 1, 2020.