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Public Act 096-0405




Public Act 096-0405
HB3647 Enrolled LRB096 09541 RLC 19700 b

    AN ACT concerning State government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Illinois Violence Prevention Act of 1995 is
amended by changing Section 15 as follows:
    (20 ILCS 4027/15)
    Sec. 15. Responsibilities of the Authority.
    (a) The responsibilities of the Authority shall include,
but not be limited to:
        (1) Coordination of Statewide violence prevention
    efforts and development of a statewide plan that
    incorporates public health and public safety approaches to
    violence prevention in families, communities, and schools.
        (2) Seeking and receiving funds that may be available
    from private and public sources for violence prevention.
        (3) Distribution of grants, pursuant to rules adopted
    by the Authority and subject to available appropriations
    and other funds received for purposes of this Act, to
    community or statewide organizations that address violence
    prevention in a comprehensive and collaborative manner,
    including, but not limited to:
            (i) Community-based youth violence prevention
        programs, such as mentoring programs, after-school
        programs, and job training or development;
            (ii) Implementation and evaluation of
        comprehensive school-based violence prevention
        programs from prekindergarten through 12th grade;
            (iii) Early childhood intervention programs
        designed to prevent violence and identify and serve
        young children and families at risk;
            (iv) Family violence and sexual assault prevention
            (v) Programs that integrate violence prevention
        initiatives with alcohol and substance abuse
        prevention efforts;
            (vi) Programs that integrate violence prevention
        services with health care provision;
            (vii) Innovative community policing or law
        enforcement approaches to violence prevention; and
        (4) Provision of technical assistance and training to
    help building the capacity of communities, organizations,
    and systems to develop, implement, and evaluate violence
    prevention programs.
    (b) The Authority may utilize a reasonable amount of
appropriations from the Violence Prevention Fund for costs
associated with administering this Act, and may, by the
co-chairpersons designated in Section 10, appoint an Executive
Director or contract with a not-for-profit or other agency for
any or all administrative functions related to this Act.
(Source: P.A. 89-353, eff. 8-17-95.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/13/2009