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Public Act 099-0435





Public Act 099-0435
HB4044 EnrolledLRB099 09946 RLC 30164 b

    AN ACT concerning criminal law.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Juvenile Court Act of 1987 is amended by
changing Section 6-12 as follows:
    (705 ILCS 405/6-12)
    Sec. 6-12. Juvenile County juvenile justice councils.
    (1) Each county, or any group of contiguous counties under
pursuant to an intergovernmental agreement or, in counties
having a population of 3,000,000 or more, any township, or
group of those townships, in the State of Illinois may, at the
initiative of any State's Attorney, Public Defender, court
services director, probation officer, county board member,
regional superintendent of schools, sheriff, chief of police,
any judge serving in a juvenile court within the jurisdiction,
or governing body of any Redeploy Illinois site serving any
part of that area, establish a county juvenile justice council
    (1.5) Each of the following county officers or entities
serving any part of the area included in a juvenile justice
council shall designate a representative to serve on the
council: the sheriff, the State's Attorney, Chief Probation
Officer, the Public Defender, and each and the county board
within the area of the council. Designation of members shall be
made to the person or agency initiating formation of the
council. In addition, the chief judge may designate a
representative to serve on the council.
        (a) Following designation of members, the The council
    shall organize itself and elect from its members a
    chairperson and such officers as are deemed necessary.
    Until a chairperson is elected, the State's Attorney shall
    serve as interim chairperson.
        (b) The chairperson shall, with the advice and consent
    of the council, appoint additional members of the council
    as is deemed necessary to accomplish the purposes of this
    Article and whenever possible shall appoint a local Chief
    of Police and a representative of a community youth service
    provider. The additional members may include, but are not
    limited to, a judge who hears juvenile cases in the
    jurisdiction in which the council sits, representatives of
    local law enforcement, juvenile justice agencies, schools,
    businesses, and community organizations, community youth
    service providers, faith based organizations, the State or
    local board of education, any family violence coordinating
    council, any domestic violence agency, any children's
    advocacy center, any serious and habitual offender
    comprehensive action program, the Department of Human
    Services, the Chamber of Commerce, any director of court
    services, and local justice involved youth. However, the
    number of voting members of any juvenile justice council
    shall not exceed 21.
        (c) The county juvenile justice council shall meet
    monthly from time to time, but no less than semi-annually,
    for the purpose of encouraging the initiation of, or
    supporting ongoing, interagency cooperation and programs
    to address juvenile delinquency and juvenile crime.
        (d) In counties having a population of 3,000,000 or
    more, the juvenile justice council shall provide for local
    area council participation in its by-laws.
    (2) The purpose of a county juvenile justice council is:
        (a) To to provide a forum for the development of a
    community-based interagency assessment of the local
    juvenile justice system, to develop a county juvenile
    justice plan for the prevention of juvenile delinquency,
    and to make recommendations to the county board, or county
    boards, for more effectively utilizing existing community
    resources in dealing with juveniles who are found to be
    involved in crime, or who are truant or have been suspended
    or expelled from school. The county juvenile justice plan
    shall include relevant portions of local crime prevention
    and public safety plans, school improvement and school
    safety plans, Redeploy Illinois plans, and the plans or
    initiatives of other public and private entities within the
    covered area county that are concerned with dropout
    prevention, school safety, the prevention of juvenile
    crime and criminal activity by youth gangs.
        (b) To inform the development of the local assessment
    and plan described in paragraph (a) by utilizing aggregate
    data to: analyze the risks, needs, and characteristics of
    youth in contact with the juvenile justice system; to
    assess responses and resources available; and to develop or
    strengthen policy and practice in order to prevent or
    mitigate juvenile delinquency, produce positive youth
    outcomes, and enhance public safety. Sources of this data
    may include State and local human services, child
    protection, law enforcement, probation, corrections,
    education, and other public agencies. State agencies,
    their local and regional offices, and contractors are
    strongly encouraged to collaborate with juvenile justice
    councils to develop memoranda of understanding and
    intergovernmental agreements, and to share data and
    information in order to provide an adequate basis for the
    local juvenile justice plan. The confidentiality of
    individual juvenile records shall not be compromised at any
    time or in any manner in service of these functions.
    (3) The duties and responsibilities of the county juvenile
justice council include, but are not limited to:
        (a) Developing a county juvenile justice plan based
    upon utilization of the resources of law enforcement,
    school systems, park programs, sports entities, Redeploy
    Illinois programs, and others in a cooperative and
    collaborative manner to prevent or discourage juvenile
        (b) Entering into a written county interagency
    agreement specifying the nature and extent of
    contributions each signatory agency will make in achieving
    the goals of the county juvenile justice plan and their
    commitment to the sharing of information useful in carrying
    out the goals of the interagency agreement to the extent
    authorized by law.
        (c) Applying for and receiving public or private
    grants, to be administered by one of the community
    partners, that support one or more components of the county
    juvenile justice plan.
        (d) (Blank). Providing a forum for the presentation of
    interagency recommendations and the resolution of
    disagreements relating to the contents of the county
    interagency agreement or the performance by the parties of
    their respective obligations under the agreement.
        (e) Assisting and directing the efforts of local
    community support organizations and volunteer groups in
    providing enrichment programs and other support services
    for clients of local juvenile detention centers.
        (f) Developing and making available a county-wide or
    multi-county resource guide for minors in need of
    prevention, intervention, psycho-social, educational
    support, and other services needed to prevent juvenile
        (g) Facilitating community based collaboration and
    perspective on oversight, research, and evaluation of
    activities, programs, and policies directed towards and
    impacting the lives of juveniles.
        (h) Planning for and supporting applications for
    Redeploy Illinois, and development of funding for
    screening, assessment, and risk-appropriate,
    evidence-informed services to reduce commitments to the
    Department of Juvenile Justice.
        (i) Planning for and supporting the development of
    funding for screening, assessment, and risk-appropriate,
    evidence-informed services to youth reentering the
    community from detention in a county detention center or
    commitment from the Department of Juvenile Justice.
    (3.5) A council which is the sole council serving any part
of the area of an established Redeploy Illinois site may, in
its discretion, and at the request of the Redeploy Illinois
governing body of the site, undertake and maintain governance
of the site under Section 16.1 of the Probation and Probation
Officers Act.
    (4) The council shall have no role in the charging or
prosecution of juvenile offenders.
(Source: P.A. 90-590, eff. 1-1-99.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2016