(20 ILCS 505/17a-9)
(from Ch. 23, par. 5017a-9)
Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission.
(a) There is hereby created
the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission which shall consist of 25 persons
appointed by the Governor.
The Chairperson of the Commission shall be appointed by the Governor. Of
the initial appointees, 8 shall serve a one-year term, 8 shall serve a two-year
term and 9 shall serve a three-year term. Thereafter, each successor
shall serve a three-year term. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner
as original appointments. Once appointed, members shall serve until their
successors are appointed and qualified. Members shall serve without
except they shall be reimbursed for their actual expenses in the performance
of their duties.
The Commission shall carry out the rights, powers and duties established
in subparagraph (3) of paragraph (a) of Section 223 of the Federal "Juvenile
Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974", as now or hereafter amended.
The Commission shall determine the priorities for expenditure of funds made
available to the State by the Federal Government pursuant to that Act.
The Commission shall have the following powers and duties:
(1) Development, review and final approval of the
State's juvenile justice plan for funds under the Federal "Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974";
(2) Review and approve or disapprove juvenile justice
and delinquency prevention grant applications to the Department for federal funds under that Act;
(3) Annual submission of recommendations to the
Governor and the General Assembly concerning matters relative to its function;
(4) Responsibility for the review of funds allocated
to Illinois under the "Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974" to ensure compliance with all relevant federal laws and regulations;
(5) Function as the advisory committee for the State
Youth and Community Services Program as authorized under Section 17 of this Act, and in that capacity be authorized and empowered to assist and advise the Secretary of Human Services on matters related to juvenile justice and delinquency prevention programs and services; and
(6) Study the impact of, develop timelines, and
propose a funding structure to accommodate the expansion of the jurisdiction of the Illinois Juvenile Court to include youth age 17 under the jurisdiction of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. The Commission shall submit a report by December 31, 2011 to the General Assembly with recommendations on extending juvenile court jurisdiction to youth age 17 charged with felony offenses.
(b) On the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly, the Illinois Juvenile Jurisdiction Task Force created by Public Act 95-1031 is abolished and its duties are transferred to the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission as provided in paragraph (6) of subsection (a) of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 96-1199, eff. 1-1-11.)