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Full Text of HB3904  100th General Assembly


Rep. Juliana Stratton

Filed: 4/21/2017





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 3904, AS AMENDED, by
3replacing everything after the enacting clause with the
5    "Section 5. The Unified Code of Corrections is amended by
6changing Section 3-2-3 and by adding Section 3-2-5.5 as
8    (730 ILCS 5/3-2-3)  (from Ch. 38, par. 1003-2-3)
9    Sec. 3-2-3. Director; Appointment; Powers and Duties.
10    (a) The Department shall be administered by the Director of
11Corrections who shall be appointed by the Governor in
12accordance with The Civil Administrative Code of Illinois.
13    (b) The Director shall establish such Divisions within the
14Department in addition to those established under Sections
15Section 3-2-5 and 3-2-5.5 as shall be desirable and shall
16assign to the various Divisions the responsibilities and duties



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1placed in the Department by the laws of this State.
2(Source: P.A. 77-2097.)
3    (730 ILCS 5/3-2-5.5 new)
4    Sec. 3-2-5.5. Women's Division.
5    (a) As used in this Section:
6        "Gender-responsive" means taking into account gender
7    specific differences that have been identified in
8    women-centered research, including, but not limited to,
9    socialization, psychological development, strengths, risk
10    factors, pathways through systems, responses to treatment
11    intervention, and other unique gender specific needs
12    facing justice-involved women. Gender responsive policies,
13    practices, programs, and services shall be implemented in a
14    manner that is considered relational, culturally
15    competent, family-centered, holistic, strength-based, and
16    trauma-informed.
17        "Trauma-informed practices" means practices
18    incorporating gender violence research and the impact of
19    all forms of trauma in designing and implementing policies,
20    practices, processes, programs, and services that involve
21    understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects
22    of all types of trauma with emphasis on physical,
23    psychological, and emotional safety.
24    (b) The Department shall create a permanent Women's
25Division under the direct supervision of the Director. The



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1Women's Division shall have statewide authority and
2operational oversight for all of the Department's women's
3correctional centers and women's adult transition centers.
4    (c) The Director shall appoint a Chief Administrator for
5the Women's Division who has received nationally recognized
6specialized training in gender-responsive and trauma-informed
7practices. The Chief Administrator shall be responsible for:
8        (1) management and supervision of all employees
9    assigned to the Women's Division correctional centers and
10    adult transition centers;
11        (2) development and implementation of evidenced-based,
12    gender-responsive, and trauma-informed practices that
13    govern Women's Division operations and programs;
14        (3) development of the Women's Division training,
15    orientation, and cycle curriculum, which shall be updated
16    as needed to align with gender responsive and
17    trauma-informed practices;
18        (4) training all staff assigned to the Women's Division
19    correctional centers and adult transition centers on
20    gender-responsive and trauma-informed practices;
21        (5) implementation of validated gender-responsive
22    classification and placement instruments;
23        (6) implementation of a gender-responsive risk,
24    assets, and needs assessment tool and case management
25    system for the Women's Division;
26        (7) implementation of gender-responsive approaches to



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1    discipline and sanctions; and
2        (8) collaborating with the Chief Administrator of
3    Parole to ensure staff responsible for supervision of
4    females under mandatory supervised release are
5    appropriately trained in evidence-based practices in
6    community supervision, gender-responsive practices, and
7    trauma-informed practices.".