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Full Text of HB3801  100th General Assembly




State of Illinois
2017 and 2018


Introduced , by Rep. Juliana Stratton


730 ILCS 5/3-2.5-70

    Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that before the youth is released on aftercare release, the Department of Juvenile Justice shall require the youth to attend a restorative justice circle or family group conferencing session to ensure appropriate family support and a smooth transition upon his or her return home and into his or her community.

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1    AN ACT concerning criminal law.
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 3-2.5-70 as follows:
6    (730 ILCS 5/3-2.5-70)
7    Sec. 3-2.5-70. Aftercare.
8    (a) The Department shall implement an aftercare program
9that includes, at a minimum, the following program elements:
10        (1) A process for developing and implementing a case
11    management plan for timely and successful reentry into the
12    community beginning upon commitment.
13        (2) A process for reviewing committed youth for
14    recommendation for aftercare release.
15        (3) Supervision in accordance with the conditions set
16    by the Department or Prisoner Review Board and referral to
17    and facilitation of community-based services including
18    education, social and mental health services, substance
19    abuse treatment, employment and vocational training,
20    individual and family counseling, financial counseling,
21    and other services as appropriate; and assistance in
22    locating appropriate residential placement and obtaining
23    suitable employment. The Department may purchase necessary



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1    services for a releasee if they are otherwise unavailable
2    and the releasee is unable to pay for the services. It may
3    assess all or part of the costs of these services to a
4    releasee in accordance with his or her ability to pay for
5    the services.
6        (4) Standards for sanctioning violations of conditions
7    of aftercare release that ensure that juvenile offenders
8    face uniform and consistent consequences that hold them
9    accountable taking into account aggravating and mitigating
10    factors and prioritizing public safety.
11        (5) A process for reviewing youth on aftercare release
12    for discharge.
13    (b) The Department of Juvenile Justice shall have the
14following rights, powers, functions, and duties:
15        (1) To investigate alleged violations of an aftercare
16    releasee's conditions of release; and for this purpose it
17    may issue subpoenas and compel the attendance of witnesses
18    and the production of documents only if there is reason to
19    believe that the procedures would provide evidence that the
20    violations have occurred. If any person fails to obey a
21    subpoena issued under this subsection, the Director may
22    apply to any circuit court to secure compliance with the
23    subpoena. The failure to comply with the order of the court
24    issued in response thereto shall be punishable as contempt
25    of court.
26        (2) To issue a violation warrant for the apprehension



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1    of an aftercare releasee for violations of the conditions
2    of aftercare release. Aftercare specialists and
3    supervisors have the full power of peace officers in the
4    retaking of any youth alleged to have violated the
5    conditions of aftercare release.
6    (c) The Department of Juvenile Justice shall designate
7aftercare specialists qualified in juvenile matters to perform
8case management and post-release programming functions under
9this Section.
10    (d) Before the youth is released on aftercare release, the
11Department shall require the youth to attend a restorative
12justice circle or family group conferencing session to ensure
13appropriate family support and a smooth transition upon his or
14her return home and into his or her community.
15(Source: P.A. 98-558, eff. 1-1-14; 99-628, eff. 1-1-17.)