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(730 ILCS 5/3-2.5-75)
Release from Department of Juvenile Justice.
(a) Upon release of a youth on aftercare, the Department shall return all property held for the youth, provide the youth with suitable clothing, and procure necessary transportation for the youth to his or her designated place of residence and employment. It may provide the youth with a grant of money for travel and expenses which may be paid in installments. The amount of the money grant shall be determined by the Department.
(b) Before a wrongfully imprisoned person, as defined in Section 3-1-2 of this Code, is discharged from the Department, the Department shall provide him or her with any documents necessary after discharge.
(c) The Department of Juvenile Justice may establish and maintain, in any institution it administers, revolving funds to be known as "Travel and Allowances Revolving Funds". These revolving funds shall be used for advancing travel and expense allowances to committed, released, and discharged youth. The moneys paid into these revolving funds shall be from appropriations to the Department for committed, released, and discharged prisoners.
(d) Upon the release of a youth on aftercare, the Department shall provide that youth with information concerning programs and services of the Department of Public Health to ascertain whether that youth has been exposed to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or any identified causative agent of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
(e) Upon the release of a youth on aftercare or who has been wrongfully imprisoned, the Department shall verify the youth's full name, date of birth, and social security number. If verification is made by the Department by obtaining a certified copy of the youth's birth certificate and the youth's social security card or other documents authorized by the Secretary, the Department shall provide the birth certificate and social security card or other documents authorized by the Secretary to the youth. If verification is done by means other than obtaining a certified copy of the youth's birth certificate and the youth's social security card or other documents authorized by the Secretary, the Department shall complete a verification form, prescribed by the Secretary of State and shall provide that verification form to the youth.
(Source: P.A. 98-558, eff. 1-1-14; 98-685, eff. 1-1-15; 99-907, eff. 7-1-17