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Full Text of HB2791  102nd General Assembly

HB2791sam001 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Sen. Robert Peters

Filed: 10/22/2021

 

 


 

 


 
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AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL 2791

2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 2791 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
 
4    "Section 5. The Reimagine Public Safety Act is amended by
5changing Sections 35-10, 35-15, 35-20, 35-25, 35-30, 35-35,
6and 35-40 as follows:
 
7    (430 ILCS 69/35-10)
8    Sec. 35-10. Definitions. As used in this Act:
9    "Approved technical assistance and training provider"
10means an organization that has experience in improving the
11outcomes of local community-based organizations by providing
12supportive services that address the gaps in their resources
13and knowledge about content-based work or provide support and
14knowledge about the administration and management of
15organizations, or both. Approved technical assistance and
16training providers as defined in this Act are intended to

 

 

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1assist community organizations with evaluating the need for
2evidenced-based violence prevention services, promising
3violence prevention programs, starting up programming, and
4strengthening the quality of existing programming.
5    "Community" or "communities" "Communities" means, for
6municipalities with a 1,000,000 or more population in
7Illinois, the 77 designated areas defined by the University of
8Chicago Social Science Research Committee as amended in 1980.
9    "Concentrated firearm violence" means the 10 17 most
10violent communities in Illinois municipalities with greater
11than 1,000,000 or more one million residents and the 10 most
12violent municipalities with less than 1,000,000 residents and
13greater than 35,000 25,000 residents with the most per capita
14fatal and nonfatal firearm-shot victims, excluding
15self-inflicted incidents, incidents from January 1, 2016
16through December 31, 2020.
17    "Criminal and juvenile justice-involved" means an
18individual who has been arrested, indicted, convicted,
19adjudicated delinquent, or otherwise detained by criminal or
20juvenile justice authorities for violation of Illinois
21criminal laws.
22    "Evidence-based high-risk youth intervention services"
23means programs that have been proven to reduce involvement in
24the criminal or juvenile justice system, increase school
25attendance, and includes referrals of refer high-risk teens
26into therapeutic programs that address trauma recovery and

 

 

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1other mental health improvements based on best practices in
2the youth intervention services field.
3    "Evidenced-based violence prevention services" means
4coordinated programming and services that may include, but are
5not limited to, effective emotional or trauma related
6therapies, housing, employment training, job placement, family
7engagement, or wrap-around support services that have been
8proven effective or are considered to be best practice for
9reducing violence within the field of violence intervention
10research and practice.
11    "Evidence-based youth development programs" means
12after-school and summer programming that provides services to
13teens to increase their school attendance, school performance,
14reduce involvement in the criminal justice system, and develop
15nonacademic interests that build social emotional persistence
16and intelligence based on best practices in the field of youth
17development services for high-risk youth.
18    "Options school" means a secondary school where 75% or
19more of attending students have either stopped attending or
20failed their secondary school courses since first attending
21ninth grade.
22    "Violence Qualified violence prevention organization"
23means an organization that manages and employs qualified
24violence prevention professionals.
25    "Violence Qualified violence prevention professional"
26means a community health worker who renders violence

 

 

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1preventive services.
2    "Social organization" means an organization of individuals
3who form the organization for the purposes of enjoyment, work,
4and other mutual interests.
5(Source: P.A. 102-16, eff. 6-17-21; revised 7-16-21.)
 
6    (430 ILCS 69/35-15)
7    Sec. 35-15. Findings. The Illinois General Assembly finds
8that:
9    (1) Discrete neighborhoods in municipalities across
10Illinois are experiencing concentrated and perpetual firearm
11violence that is a public health epidemic.
12    (2) Within neighborhoods experiencing this firearm
13violence epidemic, violence is concentrated among teens and
14young adults that have chronic exposure to the risk of
15violence and criminal legal system involvement and related
16trauma in small geographic areas where these young people live
17or congregate.
18    (3) Firearm violence victimization and perpetration is
19highly concentrated in particular neighborhoods, particular
20blocks within these neighborhoods, and among a small number of
21individuals living in these areas.
22    (4) People who are chronically exposed to the risk of
23firearm violence victimization are substantially more likely
24to be violently injured or violently injure another person.
25People who have been violently injured are substantially more

 

 

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1likely to be violently reinjured. Chronic exposure to violence
2additionally leads individuals to engage in behavior, as part
3of a cycle of community violence, trauma, and retaliation that
4substantially increases their own risk of violent injury or
5reinjury.
6    (5) Evidence-based programs that engage individuals at the
7highest risk of firearm violence and provide life
8stabilization, case management, and culturally competent group
9and individual therapy reduce firearm violence victimization
10and perpetration and can end Illinois' firearm violence
11epidemic.
12    (6) A public health approach to ending Illinois' firearm
13violence epidemic requires targeted, integrated behavioral
14health services and economic opportunity that promotes
15self-sufficiency for victims of firearm violence and those
16with chronic exposure to the risk of firearm violence
17victimization.
18    (7) A public health approach to ending Illinois' firearm
19violence epidemic further requires broader preventive
20investments in the census tracts and blocks that reduce risk
21factors for youth and families living in areas at the highest
22with extreme risk of firearm violence victimization.
23    (8) A public health approach to ending Illinois' firearm
24violence epidemic requires empowering residents and
25community-based organizations within impacted neighborhoods to
26provide culturally competent care based on lived experience in

 

 

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1these areas and long-term relationships of mutual interest
2that promote safety and stability.
3    (9) A public health approach to ending Illinois' firearm
4violence epidemic further requires that preventive youth
5development services for youth in these neighborhoods be fully
6integrated with a team-based model of mental health care to
7address trauma recovery for those young people at the highest
8extreme risk of firearm violence victimization.
9    (10) Community revitalization can be an effective violence
10prevention strategy, provided that revitalization is targeted
11to the highest risk geographies within communities and
12revitalization efforts are designed and led by individuals
13living and working in the impacted communities.
14(Source: P.A. 102-16, eff. 6-17-21.)
 
15    (430 ILCS 69/35-20)
16    Sec. 35-20. Office of Firearm Violence Prevention.
17    (a) On or before October September 1, 2021, an Office of
18Firearm Violence Prevention is established within the Illinois
19Department of Human Services. The Assistant Secretary of
20Violence Prevention shall report his or her actions to the
21Secretary of Human Services and the Office of the Governor.
22The Office shall have the authority to coordinate and
23integrate all programs and services listed in this Act and
24other programs and services the Governor establishes by
25executive order to maximize an integrated approach to reducing

 

 

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1Illinois' firearm violence epidemic and ultimately ending this
2public health crisis.
3    (b) The Department of Human Services and the Office of
4Firearm Violence Prevention shall have grant making,
5operational, and procurement authority to distribute funds to
6qualified violence prevention organizations, youth development
7organizations, high-risk youth intervention organizations,
8approved technical assistance and training providers, and
9qualified evaluation and assessment organizations, and other
10entities necessary to execute the functions established in
11this Act and other programs and services the Governor
12establishes by executive order for the Department and the this
13Office.
14    (c) The Assistant Secretary of Firearm Violence Prevention
15shall be appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent
16of the Senate. The Assistant Secretary of Firearm Violence
17Prevention shall report to the Secretary of Human Services and
18also report his or her actions to the Office of the Governor.
19    (d) For Illinois municipalities with a 1,000,000 or more
20population, the Office of Firearm Violence Prevention shall
21determine the 10 17 most violent neighborhoods. When possible,
22this shall be determined by measuring as measured by the
23number of per capita fatal and nonfatal firearm-shot victims,
24excluding self-inflicted incidents, from January 1, 2016
25through December 31, 2020. These 10 17 communities shall
26qualify for grants under this Act and coordination of other

 

 

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1State services from the Office of Firearm Violence Prevention.
2The Office shall, after identifying the top 10 neighborhoods,
3identify an additional 7 eligible neighborhoods by considering
4the number of victims in rank order in addition to the per
5capita rate. If appropriate, and subject to appropriation, the
6Office shall have the authority to consider adding up to 5
7additional eligible neighborhoods or clusters of contiguous
8neighborhoods utilizing the same data set so as to maximize
9the potential impact for firearm violence reduction. For
10Illinois municipalities with less than 1,000,000 residents and
11more than 35,000 25,000 residents, the Office of Firearm
12Violence Prevention shall identify the 10 municipalities or
13contiguous geographic areas that have the greatest
14concentrated firearm violence victims. When possible, this
15shall be determined by measuring as measured by the number of
16fatal and nonfatal firearm-shot victims, excluding
17self-inflicted incidents, from January 1, 2016 through
18December 31, 2020 divided by the number of residents for each
19municipality or area. These 10 municipalities or contiguous
20geographic areas and up to 5 additional other municipalities
21or contiguous geographic areas identified by the Office of
22Firearm Violence Prevention shall qualify for grants under
23this Act and coordination of other State services from the
24Office of Firearm Violence Prevention. The Office of Firearm
25Violence Prevention shall consider factors listed in
26subsection (a) of Section 35-40 to determine up to 5

 

 

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1additional municipalities or contiguous geographic areas that
2qualify for grants under this Act. The Office of Firearm
3Violence Prevention may, subject to appropriation, identify up
4to 5 additional neighborhoods, municipalities, contiguous
5geographic areas, or other local government-identified
6boundary areas to receive funding under this Act after
7considering additional risk factors that contribute to
8community firearm violence. The data analysis to identify new
9eligible neighborhoods and municipalities shall be updated to
10reflect eligibility based on the most recently available 5
11full years of data no more frequently than once every 3 years.
12    (e) The Office of Firearm Violence Prevention shall issue
13a report to the General Assembly no later than January 1 of
14each year that identifies communities within Illinois
15municipalities of 1,000,000 or more residents and
16municipalities with less than 1,000,000 residents and more
17than 35,000 25,000 residents that are experiencing
18concentrated firearm violence, explaining the investments that
19are being made to reduce concentrated firearm violence, and
20making further recommendations on how to end Illinois' firearm
21violence epidemic.
22(Source: P.A. 102-16, eff. 6-17-21.)
 
23    (430 ILCS 69/35-25)
24    Sec. 35-25. Integrated violence prevention and other
25services.

 

 

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1    (a) Subject to appropriation, for municipalities with
21,000,000 or more residents, the Office of Firearm Violence
3Prevention shall make grants to qualified violence prevention
4organizations for evidence-based firearm violence prevention
5services. Approved technical assistance and training providers
6shall create learning communities for the exchange of
7information between community-based organizations in the same
8or similar fields. Firearm Evidence-based firearm violence
9prevention organizations services shall recruit individuals at
10the highest risk of firearm violence victimization and provide
11these individuals with evidence-based comprehensive services
12that reduce their exposure to chronic firearm violence.
13    (b) Violence Qualified violence prevention organizations
14shall develop the following expertise in the geographic areas
15that they cover:
16        (1) Analyzing and leveraging data to identify the
17    people who will most benefit from firearm violence
18    prevention services in their geographic areas.
19        (2) Identifying the conflicts that are responsible for
20    recurring violence.
21        (3) Having relationships with individuals who are most
22    able to reduce conflicts.
23        (4) Addressing the stabilization and trauma recovery
24    needs of individuals impacted by violence by providing
25    direct services for their unmet needs or referring them to
26    other qualified service providers.

 

 

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1        (5) Having and building relationships with community
2    members and community organizations that provide violence
3    prevention services and get referrals of people who will
4    most benefit from firearm violence prevention services in
5    their geographic areas.
6        (6) Providing training and technical assistance to
7    local law enforcement agencies to improve their
8    effectiveness without having any role, requirement, or
9    mandate to participate in the policing, enforcement, or
10    prosecution of any crime.
11    (c) Violence Qualified violence prevention organizations
12receiving grants under this Act shall coordinate services with
13other qualified violence prevention organizations in their
14area.
15    (d) The Office of Firearm Violence Prevention shall name a
16Lead Qualified Violence Prevention Convener for each of the
17eligible service areas 17 neighborhoods and provide a grant of
18$50,000 up to $100,000 to these organizations this
19organization to coordinate monthly meetings between qualified
20violence prevention organizations and youth development
21organizations under this Act. The Lead Qualified Violence
22Prevention Convener may also receive funding from the Office
23of Firearm Violence Prevention for technical assistance or
24training through approved providers when needs are jointly
25identified. The Lead Qualified Violence Prevention Convener
26shall:

 

 

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1        (1) provide notes on the meetings and summarize
2    recommendations made at the monthly meetings to improve
3    the effectiveness of violence prevention services based on
4    review of timely data on shootings and homicides in his or
5    her relevant neighborhood;
6        (2) attend monthly meetings where the cause of
7    violence and other neighborhood disputes is discussed and
8    strategize on how to resolve ongoing conflicts and execute
9    on agreed plans;
10        (3) (blank); provide qualitative review of other
11    qualified violence prevention organizations in the Lead
12    Qualified Violence Prevention Convener's neighborhood as
13    required by the Office of Firearm Violence Prevention;
14        (4) make consensus recommendations to the Office of
15    Firearm Violence Prevention and local law enforcement on
16    how to reduce violent conflict in his or her neighborhood;
17        (5) meet on an emergency basis when conflicts that
18    need immediate attention and resolution arise;
19        (6) share knowledge and strategies of the community
20    violence dynamic in monthly meetings with local youth
21    development specialists receiving grants under this Act;
22        (7) select when and where needed an approved Office of
23    Violence Prevention-funded technical assistance and
24    service training service provider to receive and contract
25    with the provider for agreed upon services; and
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1    community organizations that have expertise in housing,
2    mental health, economic development, education, and social
3    services, make consensus recommendations to the Office of
4    Firearm Violence Prevention on how to target community
5    revitalization resources available from federal and State
6    funding sources.
7    The Office of Firearm Violence Prevention shall compile
8recommendations from all Lead Qualified Violence Prevention
9Conveners and report to the General Assembly bi-annually on
10these funding recommendations. The Lead Qualified Violence
11Prevention Convener may also serve as a youth development
12provider.
13    (e) The Illinois Office of Firearm Violence Prevention
14shall select, when possible and appropriate, no fewer than 2
15and no more than 3 approved technical assistance and training
16providers to deliver technical assistance and training to the
17qualified violence prevention organizations that request to
18receive agree to contract with an approved technical
19assistance and training provider. Violence Qualified violence
20prevention organizations shall have complete authority to
21select among the approved technical assistance services
22providers funded by the Office of Firearm Violence Prevention.
23    (f) Approved technical assistance and training providers
24may:
25        (1) provide training and certification to qualified
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1    violence prevention services and other professional
2    development to qualified violence prevention
3    professionals.
4        (2) provide management training on how to manage
5    qualified violence prevention professionals;
6        (3) provide training and assistance on how to develop
7    memorandum of understanding for referral services or
8    create approved provider lists for these referral
9    services, or both;
10        (4) share lessons learned among qualified violence
11    prevention professionals and service providers in their
12    network; and
13        (5) provide technical assistance and training on human
14    resources, grants management, capacity building, and
15    fiscal management strategies.
16    (g) Approved technical assistance and training providers
17shall:
18        (1) provide additional services identified as
19    necessary by the Office of Firearm Violence Prevention and
20    qualified service providers in their network; and
21        (2) receive a base vendor contract or grant of up to
22    $250,000 plus negotiated service rates to provide group
23    and individualized plus fees negotiated for services to
24    from participating qualified violence prevention
25    organizations.
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1assistance and training providers shall not exceed 12% of
2awarded grant funds to a qualified violence prevention
3organization.
4    (i) The Office of Firearm Violence Prevention shall issue
5grants, when possible and appropriate, to no fewer than 2
6qualified violence prevention organizations in each of the
7eligible service areas 17 neighborhoods served and no more
8than 6 organizations in the 17 neighborhoods served. When
9possible, grants Grants shall be for no less than $400,000 per
10qualified violence prevention organization. The Office of
11Firearm Violence Prevention may establish grant award ranges
12to ensure grants will have the potential to reduce violence in
13each neighborhood.
14    (j) No qualified violence prevention organization can
15serve more than 3 eligible service areas neighborhoods unless
16the Office of Firearm Violence Prevention is unable to
17identify qualified violence prevention organizations to
18provide adequate coverage.
19    (k) No approved technical assistance and training provider
20shall provide qualified violence prevention services in an
21eligible service area a neighborhood under this Act unless the
22Office of Firearm Violence Prevention is unable to identify
23qualified violence prevention organizations to provide
24adequate coverage.
25(Source: P.A. 102-16, eff. 6-17-21.)
 

 

 

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1    (430 ILCS 69/35-30)
2    Sec. 35-30. Integrated youth services.
3    (a) Subject to appropriation, for municipalities with
41,000,000 or more residents, the Office of Firearm Violence
5Prevention shall make grants to qualified youth development
6organizations for evidence-based youth after-school and summer
7programming. Evidence-based youth development programs shall
8provide services to teens that increase their school
9attendance, school performance, reduce involvement in the
10criminal and juvenile justice systems system, and develop
11nonacademic interests that build social emotional persistence
12and intelligence.
13    (b) The Office of Firearm Violence Prevention shall
14identify municipal blocks where more than 35% of all fatal and
15nonfatal firearm-shot incidents take place and focus all youth
16development service grants to residents of these identified
17municipality blocks in the designated eligible service areas
1817 targeted neighborhoods. The Department of Human Services
19shall prioritize funding to youth Youth development service
20programs that shall be required to serve the following teens
21before expanding services to the broader community:
22        (1) criminal and juvenile justice-involved youth;
23        (2) students who are attending or have attended option
24    schools;
25        (3) family members of individuals working with
26    qualified violence prevention organizations; and

 

 

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1        (4) youth living on the blocks where more than 35% of
2    the violence takes place in a neighborhood.
3    (c) Each program participant enrolled in a youth
4development program under this Act, when possible and
5appropriate, shall receive an individualized needs assessment
6to determine if the participant requires intensive youth
7services as provided for in Section 35-35 of this Act. The
8needs assessment should be the best available instrument that
9considers the physical and mental condition of each youth
10based on the youth's family ties, financial resources, past
11substance use, criminal justice involvement, and trauma
12related to chronic exposure to firearm violence behavioral
13health assessment to determine the participant's broader
14support and mental health needs. The Office of Firearm
15Violence Prevention shall determine best practices for
16referring program participants who are at the highest risk of
17violence and criminal justice involvement to be referred to a
18high-risk youth development intervention program established
19in Section 35-35.
20    (d) Youth development prevention program participants
21shall receive services designed to empower participants with
22the social and emotional skills necessary to forge paths of
23healthy development and disengagement from high-risk
24behaviors. Within the context of engaging social, physical,
25and personal development activities, participants should build
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1emotional, and identity development.
2    (e) Youth development providers shall develop the
3following expertise in the geographic areas they cover:
4        (1) Knowledge of the teens and their social
5    organization in the blocks they are designated to serve.
6        (2) Youth development organizations receiving grants
7    under this Act shall be required to coordinate services
8    with other qualified youth development organizations in
9    their neighborhood by sharing lessons learned in monthly
10    meetings.
11        (3) (Blank). Providing qualitative review of other
12    youth development organizations in their neighborhood as
13    required by the Office of Firearm Violence Prevention.
14        (4) Meeting on an emergency basis when conflicts
15    related to program participants that need immediate
16    attention and resolution arise.
17        (5) Sharing knowledge and strategies of the
18    neighborhood violence dynamic in monthly meetings with
19    local qualified violence prevention organizations
20    receiving grants under this Act.
21        (6) Selecting an approved technical assistance and
22    service training service provider to receive and contract
23    with them for agreed upon services.
24    (f) The Illinois Office of Firearm Violence Prevention
25shall select, when possible and appropriate, no fewer than 2
26and no more than 3 approved technical assistance and training

 

 

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1providers to deliver technical assistance and training to the
2youth development organizations that request to receive agree
3to contract with an approved technical assistance and training
4provider. Youth development organizations must use an approved
5technical assistance and training provider but have complete
6authority to select among the approved technical assistance
7services providers funded by the Office of Firearm Violence
8Prevention.
9    (g) Approved technical assistance and training providers
10may:
11        (1) provide training to youth development workers on
12    how to perform outreach services;
13        (2) provide management training on how to manage youth
14    development workers;
15        (3) provide training and assistance on how to develop
16    memorandum of understanding for referral services or
17    create approved provider lists for these referral
18    services, or both;
19        (4) share lessons learned among youth development
20    service providers in their network; and
21        (5) provide technical assistance and training on human
22    resources, grants management, capacity building, and
23    fiscal management strategies.
24    (h) Approved technical assistance and training providers
25shall:
26        (1) provide additional services identified as

 

 

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1    necessary by the Office of Firearm Violence Prevention and
2    youth development service providers in their network; and
3        (2) receive an annual base grant of up to $250,000
4    plus negotiated service rates to provide group and
5    individualized plus fees negotiated for services to from
6    participating youth development service organizations.
7    (i) (Blank). Fees negotiated for approved technical
8assistance and training providers shall not exceed 10% of
9awarded grant funds to a youth development services
10organization.
11    (j) The Office of Firearm Violence Prevention shall issue
12youth development services grants, when possible and
13appropriate, to no fewer than 4 youth services organizations
14in each of the eligible service areas 17 neighborhoods served
15and no more than 8 organizations in each of the 17
16neighborhoods. When possible, grants shall be for no less than
17$300,000 per youth development organization. The Office of
18Firearm Violence Prevention may establish award ranges to
19ensure grants will have the potential to reduce violence in
20each neighborhood. Youth services grants shall be for no less
21than $400,000 per youth development organization.
22    (k) No youth development organization can serve more than
233 eligible service areas neighborhoods unless the Office of
24Firearm Violence Prevention is unable to identify youth
25development organizations to provide adequate coverage.
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1shall provide youth development services in any neighborhood
2under this Act.
3(Source: P.A. 102-16, eff. 6-17-21.)
 
4    (430 ILCS 69/35-35)
5    Sec. 35-35. Intensive youth intervention services.
6    (a) Subject to appropriation, for municipalities with
71,000,000 or more residents, the Office of Firearm Violence
8Prevention shall issue grants to qualified high-risk youth
9intervention organizations for evidence-based intervention
10services that reduce involvement in the criminal and juvenile
11justice system, increase school attendance, and refer
12high-risk teens into therapeutic programs that address trauma
13recovery and other mental health improvements. Each program
14participant enrolled in a high-risk youth intervention program
15under this Act shall receive a nationally recognized
16comprehensive mental health assessment delivered by a
17qualified mental health professional certified to provide
18services to Medicaid recipients.
19    (b) High-risk youth Youth intervention program
20participants shall receive needed services as determined by
21the individualized assessment which may include, but is not
22limited to:
23        (1) receive group-based emotional regulation therapy
24    that helps them control their emotions and understand how
25    trauma and stress impacts their thinking and behavior; and

 

 

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1        (2) have youth advocates that accompany them to their
2    group therapy sessions, assist them with issues that
3    prevent them from attending school, and address life
4    skills development activities through weekly coaching. ;
5    and
6    (b-5) High-risk youth intervention service organizations
7shall (3) be required to have trained clinical staff managing
8the youth advocate interface with program participants.
9    (c) Youth development service organizations shall be
10assigned to the youth intervention service providers for
11referrals by the Office of Firearm Violence Prevention.
12    (d) The youth receiving intervention services who are
13evaluated to need trauma recovery and other behavioral health
14interventions and who have the greatest risk of firearm
15violence victimization shall be referred to the family systems
16intervention services established in Section 35-55.
17    (e) The Office of Firearm Violence Prevention shall issue
18high-risk youth intervention grants, when possible and
19appropriate, to no less than 2 youth intervention
20organizations and no more than 4 organizations in
21municipalities with 1,000,000 or more residents.
22    (f) No high-risk youth intervention organization can serve
23more than 10 eligible service areas neighborhoods.
24    (g) The approved technical assistance and training
25providers for youth development programs provided in
26subsection (d) of Section 35-30 shall also provide technical

 

 

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1assistance and training to the affiliated high-risk youth
2intervention service providers.
3    (h) (Blank). The Office of Firearm Violence Prevention
4shall establish payment requirements from youth intervention
5service providers to the affiliated approved technical
6assistance and training providers.
7(Source: P.A. 102-16, eff. 6-17-21.)
 
8    (430 ILCS 69/35-40)
9    Sec. 35-40. Services for municipalities with less than
101,000,000 residents.
11    (a) The Office of Firearm Violence Prevention shall
12identify the 10 municipalities or geographically contiguous
13areas in Illinois with less than 1,000,000 residents and more
14than 35,000 25,000 residents that have the largest
15concentration of fatal and nonfatal concentrated firearm shot
16victims over the 5-year period considered for eligibility
17violence in the last 5 years. These areas shall qualify for
18grants under this Act. The Office of Firearm Violence
19Prevention may shall identify up to 5 additional
20municipalities or geographically contiguous areas with more
21than 25,000 residents and less than 1,000,000 residents that
22would benefit from violence prevention services. In
23identifying the additional municipalities that qualify for
24funding under Section 35-40, the Office of Firearm Violence
25Prevention shall consider the following factors when possible:

 

 

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1        (1) the total number of fatal and nonfatal firearms
2    victims, excluding self-inflicted incidents, in a
3    potential municipality over the 5-year period considered
4    for eligibility in the last 5 years;
5        (2) the per capita rate of fatal and nonfatal firearms
6    victims, excluding self-inflicted incidents, in a
7    potential municipality over the 5-year period considered
8    for eligibility in the last 5 years; and
9        (3) the total potential firearms violence reduction
10    benefit for the entire State of Illinois by serving the
11    additional municipalities municipality compared to the
12    total benefit of investing in all other municipalities
13    identified for grants to municipalities with more than
14    35,000 25,000 residents and less than 1,000,000 residents.
15    (b) Resources for each of these areas shall be distributed
16based on a formula to be developed by the Office of Firearm
17Violence Prevention that will maximize the total potential
18reduction in firearms victimization for all municipalities
19receiving grants under this Act. Resources for each of these
20areas shall be distributed based on maximizing the total
21potential reduction in firearms victimization for all
22municipalities receiving grants under this Act. The Office of
23Firearm Violence Prevention may establish a minimum grant
24amount for each municipality awarded grants under this Section
25to ensure grants will have the potential to reduce violence in
26each municipality. The Office of Firearm Violence Prevention

 

 

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1shall maximize the potential for violence reduction throughout
2Illinois after determining the necessary minimum grant amounts
3to be effective in each municipality receiving grants under
4this Section.
5    (c) The Office of Firearm Violence Prevention shall create
6local advisory councils for each of the designated service
7areas 10 areas designated for the purpose of obtaining
8recommendations on how to distribute funds in these areas to
9reduce firearm violence incidents. Local advisory councils
10shall have a minimum consist of 5 members with the following
11expertise or experience:
12        (1) a representative of a nonelected official in local
13    government from the designated area;
14        (2) a representative of an elected official at the
15    local or state level for the area;
16        (3) a representative with public health experience in
17    firearm violence prevention or youth development; and
18        (4) two residents of the subsection of each area with
19    the most concentrated firearm violence incidents; and .
20        (5) additional members as determined by the individual
21    local advisory council.
22    (d) The Office of Firearm Violence Prevention shall
23provide data to each local council on the characteristics of
24firearm violence in the designated area and other relevant
25information on the physical and demographic characteristics of
26the designated area. The Office of Firearm Violence Prevention

 

 

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1shall also provide best available evidence on how to address
2the social determinants of health in the designated area in
3order to reduce firearm violence.
4    (e) Each local advisory council shall make recommendations
5on how to allocate distributed resources for its area based on
6information provided to them by the Office of Firearm Violence
7Prevention, local law enforcement data, and other locally
8available data.
9    (f) The Office of Firearm Violence Prevention shall
10consider the recommendations and determine how to distribute
11funds through grants to community-based organizations and
12local governments. To the extent the Office of Firearm
13Violence Prevention does not follow a local advisory council's
14recommendation on allocation of funds, the Office of Firearm
15Violence Prevention shall explain in writing why a different
16allocation of resources is more likely to reduce firearm
17violence in the designated area.
18    (g) Subject to appropriation, the Department of Human
19Services and the Office of Firearm Violence Prevention shall
20issue grants to local governmental agencies and
21community-based organizations to maximize firearm violence
22reduction each year. When possible, initial grants Grants
23shall be named no later than April March 1, 2022 and renewed or
24competitively bid as appropriate in subsequent fiscal years.
25Grants in proceeding years shall be issued on or before July 15
26of the relevant fiscal year.

 

 

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1(Source: P.A. 102-16, eff. 6-17-21.)
 
2    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
3becoming law.".