(20 ILCS 505/17a-13)
The Department shall establish a minimum of 3 citizen review
panels for the purpose of evaluating the extent to which public and private
agencies are effectively discharging their child protection responsibilities as
required by the State plan submitted under guidelines of the federal Child
Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act.
Each citizen review panel shall be composed of volunteer members who are
broadly representative of State and community leaders, including members who
have expertise in the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect.
Existing advisory groups that have been established under State or federal law
by the Department may be designated as citizen review panels if they have the
capacity to perform the required functions.
(Source: P.A. 91-60, eff. 6-30-99.)