(20 ILCS 505/17a-11) (from Ch. 23, par. 5017a-11)
    Sec. 17a-11. Governor's Youth Services Initiative. In cooperation with the Department of Juvenile Justice, the Department of Human Services and the Illinois State Board of Education, the Department of Children and Family Services shall establish the Governor's Youth Services Initiative. This program shall offer assistance to multi-problem youth whose difficulties are not the clear responsibility of any one state agency, and who are referred to the program by the juvenile court. The decision to establish and to maintain an initiative program shall be based upon the availability of program funds and the overall needs of the service area.
    A Policy Board shall be established as the decision-making body of the Governor's Youth Services Initiative. The Board shall be composed of State agency liaisons appointed by the Secretary of Human Services, the Directors of the Department of Children and Family Services and the Department of Juvenile Justice, and the State Superintendent of Education. The Board shall meet at least quarterly.
    The Department of Children and Family Services may establish a system of regional interagency councils in the various geographic regions of the State to address, at the regional or local level, the delivery of services to multi-problem youth.
    The Department of Children and Family Services in consultation with the aforementioned sponsors of the program shall promulgate rules and regulations pursuant to the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act, for the development of initiative programs in densely populated areas of the State to meet the needs of multi-problem youth.
(Source: P.A. 94-696, eff. 6-1-06.)