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Public Act 102-0451


Public Act 0451 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY



Public Act 102-0451
HB2914 EnrolledLRB102 15941 KTG 21311 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 Children and Family Services Act is amended
by adding Section 41.5 as follows:
    (20 ILCS 505/41.5 new)
    Sec. 41.5. Racial disparities reports. Due to the
historical reality of the role of government in creating and
maintaining racial inequities, no later than December 31,
2022, and no later than December 31 of each year thereafter,
the Department shall prepare and submit an annual report,
covering the previous fiscal year, to the General Assembly
regarding racial disparities for children and families
involved in the child welfare system. The report shall be
conducted by a research institution at a public university and
must include, at a minimum, the following data de-aggregated
by race as compared, where appropriate, to population-level
        (1) education success, health and behavioral health,
    housing, jobs or economic justice, criminal justice, and
    other key metrics that serve as indicators of child and
    family well-being and can measure socioeconomic conditions
    in communities; and
        (2) children and families involved in a safety plan,
    the number of protective custodies, the number of
    investigations of each type of abuse and neglect
    allegation described in 89 Ill. Adm. Code 300.Appendix B
    and the findings of such investigations, the number of
    Department recommended court filings for each allegation
    type, the number of intakes into the foster care system,
    placement settings, lengths of stay, and permanency

Effective Date: 1/1/2022