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Full Text of HB2791  102nd General Assembly

HB2791sam002 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Sen. Robert Peters

Filed: 10/25/2021

 

 


 

 


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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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1Violence Prevention shall consider factors listed in
2subsection (a) of Section 35-40 to determine up to 5
3additional municipalities or contiguous geographic areas that
4qualify for grants under this Act. The Office of Firearm
5Violence Prevention may, subject to appropriation, identify up
6to 5 additional neighborhoods, municipalities, contiguous
7geographic areas, or other local government-identified
8boundary areas to receive funding under this Act after
9considering additional risk factors that contribute to
10community firearm violence. The data analysis to identify new
11eligible neighborhoods and municipalities shall be updated to
12reflect eligibility based on the most recently available 5
13full years of data no more frequently than once every 3 years.
14    (e) The Office of Firearm Violence Prevention shall issue
15a report to the General Assembly no later than January 1 of
16each year that identifies communities within Illinois
17municipalities of 1,000,000 or more residents and
18municipalities with less than 1,000,000 residents and more
19than 35,000 25,000 residents that are experiencing
20concentrated firearm violence, explaining the investments that
21are being made to reduce concentrated firearm violence, and
22making further recommendations on how to end Illinois' firearm
23violence epidemic.
24(Source: P.A. 102-16, eff. 6-17-21.)
 
25    (430 ILCS 69/35-25)

 

 

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1    Sec. 35-25. Integrated violence prevention and other
2services.
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 violence prevention
6organizations for evidence-based firearm violence prevention
7services. Approved technical assistance and training providers
8shall create learning communities for the exchange of
9information between community-based organizations in the same
10or similar fields. Firearm Evidence-based firearm violence
11prevention organizations services shall prioritize recruit
12individuals at the highest risk of firearm violence
13victimization and provide these individuals with
14evidence-based comprehensive services that reduce their
15exposure to chronic firearm violence.
16    (b) Violence Qualified violence prevention organizations
17shall develop the following expertise in the geographic areas
18that they cover:
19        (1) Analyzing and leveraging data to identify the
20    individuals people who will most benefit from
21    evidence-based firearm violence prevention services in
22    their geographic areas.
23        (2) Identifying the conflicts that are responsible for
24    recurring violence.
25        (3) Having relationships with individuals who are most
26    able to reduce conflicts.

 

 

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1        (4) Addressing the stabilization and trauma recovery
2    needs of individuals impacted by violence by providing
3    direct services for their unmet needs or referring them to
4    other qualified service providers.
5        (5) Having and building relationships with community
6    members and community organizations that provide
7    evidence-based violence prevention services and get
8    referrals of people who will most benefit from
9    evidence-based firearm violence prevention services in
10    their geographic areas.
11        (6) Providing training and technical assistance to
12    local law enforcement agencies to improve their
13    effectiveness without having any role, requirement, or
14    mandate to participate in the policing, enforcement, or
15    prosecution of any crime.
16    (c) Violence Qualified violence prevention organizations
17receiving grants under this Act shall coordinate services with
18other qualified violence prevention organizations in their
19area.
20    (d) The Office of Firearm Violence Prevention shall
21identify, for each separate eligible service area under this
22Act, an experienced violence prevention organization to serve
23as the name a Lead Qualified Violence Prevention Convener for
24that area each of the 17 neighborhoods and provide each with a
25grant of $50,000 up to $100,000 to these organizations this
26organization to coordinate monthly meetings between qualified

 

 

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1violence prevention organizations and youth development
2organizations under this Act. The Lead Qualified Violence
3Prevention Convener may also receive, funding from the Office
4of Firearm Violence Prevention, for technical assistance or
5training through approved providers when needs are jointly
6identified. The Lead Qualified Violence Prevention Convener
7shall:
8        (1) provide the convened organizations with summary
9    notes on the meetings and summarize recommendations made
10    at the monthly meetings to improve the effectiveness of
11    evidence-based violence prevention services based on
12    review of timely data on shootings and homicides in his or
13    her relevant neighborhood;
14        (2) attend monthly meetings where the cause of
15    violence and other neighborhood disputes is discussed and
16    strategize on how to resolve ongoing conflicts and execute
17    on agreed plans;
18        (3) (blank); provide qualitative review of other
19    qualified violence prevention organizations in the Lead
20    Qualified Violence Prevention Convener's neighborhood as
21    required by the Office of Firearm Violence Prevention;
22        (4) on behalf of the convened organizations, make
23    consensus recommendations to the Office of Firearm
24    Violence Prevention and local law enforcement on how to
25    reduce violent conflict in his or her neighborhood;
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1    need immediate attention and resolution arise;
2        (6) share knowledge and strategies of the community
3    violence dynamic in monthly meetings with local youth
4    development specialists receiving grants under this Act;
5        (7) select when and where needed an approved Office of
6    Violence Prevention-funded technical assistance and
7    service training service provider to receive and contract
8    with the provider for agreed upon services; and
9        (8) after meeting with community residents and other
10    community organizations that have expertise in housing,
11    mental health, economic development, education, and social
12    services, make consensus recommendations to the Office of
13    Firearm Violence Prevention on how to target community
14    revitalization resources available from federal and State
15    funding sources.
16    The Office of Firearm Violence Prevention shall compile
17recommendations from all Lead Qualified Violence Prevention
18Conveners and report to the General Assembly bi-annually on
19these funding recommendations. The Lead Qualified Violence
20Prevention Convener may also serve as a youth development
21provider.
22    (e) The Illinois Office of Firearm Violence Prevention
23shall select, when possible and appropriate, no fewer than 2
24and no more than 3 approved technical assistance and training
25providers to deliver technical assistance and training to the
26qualified violence prevention organizations that request to

 

 

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1receive agree to contract with an approved technical
2assistance and training provider. Violence Qualified violence
3prevention organizations shall have complete authority to
4select among the approved technical assistance services
5providers funded by the Office of Firearm Violence Prevention.
6    (f) Approved technical assistance and training providers
7may:
8        (1) provide training and certification to qualified
9    violence prevention professionals on how to perform
10    violence prevention services and other professional
11    development to qualified violence prevention
12    professionals.
13        (2) provide management training on how to manage
14    qualified violence prevention professionals;
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 qualified violence
20    prevention professionals and service providers in their
21    network; and
22        (5) provide technical assistance and training on human
23    resources, grants management, capacity building, and
24    fiscal management strategies.
25    (g) Approved technical assistance and training providers
26shall:

 

 

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1        (1) provide additional services identified as
2    necessary by the Office of Firearm Violence Prevention and
3    qualified service providers in their network; and
4        (2) receive a base vendor contract or grant of up to
5    $250,000 plus negotiated service rates to provide group
6    and individualized plus fees negotiated for services to
7    from participating qualified violence prevention
8    organizations.
9    (h) (Blank). Fees negotiated for approved technical
10assistance and training providers shall not exceed 12% of
11awarded grant funds to a qualified violence prevention
12organization.
13    (i) The Office of Firearm Violence Prevention shall issue
14grants, when possible and appropriate, to no fewer than 2
15qualified violence prevention organizations in each of the
16eligible service areas 17 neighborhoods served and no more
17than 6 organizations in the 17 neighborhoods served. When
18possible, grants Grants shall be for no less than $300,000
19$400,000 per qualified violence prevention organization. The
20Office of Firearm Violence Prevention may establish grant
21award ranges to ensure grants will have the potential to
22reduce violence in each neighborhood.
23    (j) No qualified violence prevention organization can
24serve more than 3 eligible service areas neighborhoods unless
25the Office of Firearm Violence Prevention is unable to
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1provide adequate coverage.
2    (k) No approved technical assistance and training provider
3shall provide evidence-based qualified violence prevention
4services in an eligible service area a neighborhood under this
5Act unless the Office of Firearm Violence Prevention is unable
6to identify qualified violence prevention organizations to
7provide adequate coverage.
8(Source: P.A. 102-16, eff. 6-17-21.)
 
9    (430 ILCS 69/35-30)
10    Sec. 35-30. Integrated youth services.
11    (a) Subject to appropriation, for municipalities with
121,000,000 or more residents, the Office of Firearm Violence
13Prevention shall make grants to qualified youth development
14organizations for evidence-based youth after-school and summer
15programming. Evidence-based youth development programs shall
16provide services to teens that increase their school
17attendance, school performance, reduce involvement in the
18criminal and juvenile justice systems system, and develop
19nonacademic interests that build social emotional persistence
20and intelligence.
21    (b) The Office of Firearm Violence Prevention shall
22identify municipal blocks where more than 35% of all fatal and
23nonfatal firearm-shot incidents take place and focus all youth
24development service grants to residents of these identified
25municipality blocks in the designated eligible service areas

 

 

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117 targeted neighborhoods. The Department of Human Services
2shall prioritize funding to youth Youth development service
3programs that shall be required to serve the following teens
4before expanding services to the broader community:
5        (1) criminal and juvenile justice-involved youth;
6        (2) students who are attending or have attended option
7    schools;
8        (3) family members of individuals working with
9    qualified violence prevention organizations; and
10        (4) youth living on the blocks where more than 35% of
11    the violence takes place in a neighborhood.
12    (c) Each program participant enrolled in a youth
13development program under this Act, when possible and
14appropriate, shall receive an individualized needs assessment
15to determine if the participant requires intensive youth
16services as provided for in Section 35-35 of this Act. The
17needs assessment should be the best available instrument that
18considers the physical and mental condition of each youth
19based on the youth's family ties, financial resources, past
20substance use, criminal justice involvement, and trauma
21related to chronic exposure to firearm violence behavioral
22health assessment to determine the participant's broader
23support and mental health needs. The Office of Firearm
24Violence Prevention shall determine best practices for
25referring program participants who are at the highest risk of
26violence and criminal justice involvement to be referred to a

 

 

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1high-risk youth development intervention program established
2in Section 35-35.
3    (d) Youth development prevention program participants
4shall receive services designed to empower participants with
5the social and emotional skills necessary to forge paths of
6healthy development and disengagement from high-risk
7behaviors. Within the context of engaging social, physical,
8and personal development activities, participants should build
9resilience and the skills associated with healthy social,
10emotional, and identity development.
11    (e) Youth development providers shall develop the
12following expertise in the geographic areas they cover:
13        (1) Knowledge of the teens and their social
14    organization in the blocks they are designated to serve.
15        (2) Youth development organizations receiving grants
16    under this Act shall be required to coordinate services
17    with other qualified youth development organizations in
18    their neighborhood by sharing lessons learned in monthly
19    meetings.
20        (3) (Blank). Providing qualitative review of other
21    youth development organizations in their neighborhood as
22    required by the Office of Firearm Violence Prevention.
23        (4) Meeting on an emergency basis when conflicts
24    related to program participants that need immediate
25    attention and resolution arise.
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1    neighborhood violence dynamic in monthly meetings with
2    local qualified violence prevention organizations
3    receiving grants under this Act.
4        (6) Selecting an approved technical assistance and
5    service training service provider to receive and contract
6    with them for agreed upon services.
7    (f) The Illinois Office of Firearm Violence Prevention
8shall select, when possible and appropriate, no fewer than 2
9and no more than 3 approved technical assistance and training
10providers to deliver technical assistance and training to the
11youth development organizations that request to receive agree
12to contract with an approved technical assistance and training
13provider. Youth development organizations must use an approved
14technical assistance and training provider but have complete
15authority to select among the approved technical assistance
16services providers funded by the Office of Firearm Violence
17Prevention.
18    (g) Approved technical assistance and training providers
19may:
20        (1) provide training to youth development workers on
21    how to perform outreach services;
22        (2) provide management training on how to manage youth
23    development workers;
24        (3) provide training and assistance on how to develop
25    memorandum of understanding for referral services or
26    create approved provider lists for these referral

 

 

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1    services, or both;
2        (4) share lessons learned among youth development
3    service providers in their network; and
4        (5) provide technical assistance and training on human
5    resources, grants management, capacity building, and
6    fiscal management strategies.
7    (h) Approved technical assistance and training providers
8shall:
9        (1) provide additional services identified as
10    necessary by the Office of Firearm Violence Prevention and
11    youth development service providers in their network; and
12        (2) receive an annual base grant of up to $250,000
13    plus negotiated service rates to provide group and
14    individualized plus fees negotiated for services to from
15    participating youth development service organizations.
16    (i) (Blank). Fees negotiated for approved technical
17assistance and training providers shall not exceed 10% of
18awarded grant funds to a youth development services
19organization.
20    (j) The Office of Firearm Violence Prevention shall issue
21youth development services grants, when possible and
22appropriate, to no fewer than 4 youth services organizations
23in each of the eligible service areas 17 neighborhoods served
24and no more than 8 organizations in each of the 17
25neighborhoods. When possible, grants shall be for no less than
26$300,000 per youth development organization. The Office of

 

 

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1Firearm Violence Prevention may establish award ranges to
2ensure grants will have the potential to reduce violence in
3each neighborhood. Youth services grants shall be for no less
4than $400,000 per youth development organization.
5    (k) No youth development organization can serve more than
63 eligible service areas neighborhoods unless the Office of
7Firearm Violence Prevention is unable to identify youth
8development organizations to provide adequate coverage.
9    (l) No approved technical assistance and training provider
10shall provide youth development services in any neighborhood
11under this Act.
12(Source: P.A. 102-16, eff. 6-17-21.)
 
13    (430 ILCS 69/35-35)
14    Sec. 35-35. Intensive youth intervention services.
15    (a) Subject to appropriation, for municipalities with
161,000,000 or more residents, the Office of Firearm Violence
17Prevention shall issue grants to qualified high-risk youth
18intervention organizations for evidence-based intervention
19services that reduce involvement in the criminal and juvenile
20justice system, increase school attendance, and refer
21high-risk teens into therapeutic programs that address trauma
22recovery and other mental health improvements. Each program
23participant enrolled in a high-risk youth intervention program
24under this Act shall receive a nationally recognized
25comprehensive mental health assessment delivered by a

 

 

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1qualified mental health professional certified to provide
2services to Medicaid recipients.
3    (b) High-risk youth Youth intervention program
4participants shall receive needed services as determined by
5the individualized assessment which may include, but is not
6limited to:
7        (1) receive group-based emotional regulation therapy
8    that helps them control their emotions and understand how
9    trauma and stress impacts their thinking and behavior; and
10        (2) have youth advocates that accompany them to their
11    group therapy sessions, assist them with issues that
12    prevent them from attending school, and address life
13    skills development activities through weekly coaching. ;
14    and
15    (b-5) High-risk youth intervention service organizations
16shall (3) be required to have trained clinical staff managing
17the youth advocate interface with program participants.
18    (c) Youth development service organizations shall be
19assigned to the youth intervention service providers for
20referrals by the Office of Firearm Violence Prevention.
21    (d) The youth receiving intervention services who are
22evaluated to need trauma recovery and other behavioral health
23interventions and who have the greatest risk of firearm
24violence victimization shall be referred to the family systems
25intervention services established in Section 35-55.
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1high-risk youth intervention grants, when possible and
2appropriate, to no less than 2 youth intervention
3organizations and no more than 4 organizations in
4municipalities with 1,000,000 or more residents.
5    (f) No high-risk youth intervention organization can serve
6more than 13 eligible service areas 10 neighborhoods.
7    (g) The approved technical assistance and training
8providers for youth development programs provided in
9subsection (d) of Section 35-30 shall also provide technical
10assistance and training to the affiliated high-risk youth
11intervention service providers.
12    (h) (Blank). The Office of Firearm Violence Prevention
13shall establish payment requirements from youth intervention
14service providers to the affiliated approved technical
15assistance and training providers.
16(Source: P.A. 102-16, eff. 6-17-21.)
 
17    (430 ILCS 69/35-40)
18    Sec. 35-40. Services for municipalities with less than
191,000,000 residents.
20    (a) The Office of Firearm Violence Prevention shall
21identify the 10 municipalities or geographically contiguous
22areas in Illinois with less than 1,000,000 residents and more
23than 35,000 25,000 residents that have the largest
24concentration of fatal and nonfatal concentrated firearm shot
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1violence in the last 5 years. These areas shall qualify for
2grants under this Act. The Office of Firearm Violence
3Prevention may shall identify up to 5 additional
4municipalities or geographically contiguous areas with more
5than 25,000 residents and less than 1,000,000 residents that
6would benefit from evidence-based violence prevention
7services. In identifying the additional municipalities that
8qualify for funding under Section 35-40, the Office of Firearm
9Violence Prevention shall consider the following factors when
10possible:
11        (1) the total number of fatal and nonfatal firearms
12    victims, excluding self-inflicted incidents, in a
13    potential municipality over the 5-year period considered
14    for eligibility in the last 5 years;
15        (2) the per capita rate of fatal and nonfatal firearms
16    victims, excluding self-inflicted incidents, in a
17    potential municipality over the 5-year period considered
18    for eligibility in the last 5 years; and
19        (3) the total potential firearms violence reduction
20    benefit for the entire State of Illinois by serving the
21    additional municipalities municipality compared to the
22    total benefit of investing in all other municipalities
23    identified for grants to municipalities with more than
24    35,000 25,000 residents and less than 1,000,000 residents.
25    (b) Resources for each of these areas shall be distributed
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1Violence Prevention that will maximize the total potential
2reduction in firearms victimization for all municipalities
3receiving grants under this Act. Resources for each of these
4areas shall be distributed based on maximizing the total
5potential reduction in firearms victimization for all
6municipalities receiving grants under this Act. The Office of
7Firearm Violence Prevention may establish a minimum grant
8amount for each municipality awarded grants under this Section
9to ensure grants will have the potential to reduce violence in
10each municipality. The Office of Firearm Violence Prevention
11shall maximize the potential for violence reduction throughout
12Illinois after determining the necessary minimum grant amounts
13to be effective in each municipality receiving grants under
14this Section.
15    (c) The Office of Firearm Violence Prevention shall create
16local advisory councils for each of the designated service
17areas 10 areas designated for the purpose of obtaining
18recommendations on how to distribute funds in these areas to
19reduce firearm violence incidents. Local advisory councils
20shall have a minimum consist of 5 members with the following
21expertise or experience:
22        (1) a representative of a nonelected official in local
23    government from the designated area;
24        (2) a representative of an elected official at the
25    local or state level for the area;
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1    firearm violence prevention or youth development; and
2        (4) two residents of the subsection of each area with
3    the most concentrated firearm violence incidents; and .
4        (5) additional members as determined by the individual
5    local advisory council.
6    (d) The Office of Firearm Violence Prevention shall
7provide data to each local council on the characteristics of
8firearm violence in the designated area and other relevant
9information on the physical and demographic characteristics of
10the designated area. The Office of Firearm Violence Prevention
11shall also provide best available evidence on how to address
12the social determinants of health in the designated area in
13order to reduce firearm violence.
14    (e) Each local advisory council shall make recommendations
15on how to allocate distributed resources for its area based on
16information provided to them by the Office of Firearm Violence
17Prevention, local law enforcement data, and other locally
18available data.
19    (f) The Office of Firearm Violence Prevention shall
20consider the recommendations and determine how to distribute
21funds through grants to community-based organizations and
22local governments. To the extent the Office of Firearm
23Violence Prevention does not follow a local advisory council's
24recommendation on allocation of funds, the Office of Firearm
25Violence Prevention shall explain in writing why a different
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1violence in the designated area.
2    (g) Subject to appropriation, the Department of Human
3Services and the Office of Firearm Violence Prevention shall
4issue grants to local governmental agencies or and
5community-based organizations, or both, to maximize firearm
6violence reduction each year. When possible, initial grants
7Grants shall be named no later than April March 1, 2022 and
8renewed or competitively bid as appropriate in subsequent
9fiscal years. Grants in proceeding years shall be issued on or
10before July 15 of the relevant fiscal year.
11(Source: P.A. 102-16, eff. 6-17-21.)
 
12    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
13becoming law.".