(20 ILCS 2637/10)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2020)
As used in this Act:
"Arrested but released without being charged" means the taking into custody of a person by a law enforcement agency and his or her subsequent release without a formal charge filed.
"Authority" means the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority.
"Diversion from prosecution" means the placement of the defendant into any specialized program by the State's Attorney's office, after which formal charges are dismissed, subject to successful completion of the program.
"Law enforcement agency" means any agency of this State or a political subdivision of this State that is vested by law with the duty to maintain public order and to enforce criminal laws.
"Racial and ethnic information" means categories of socially significant groupings by which individuals identify themselves, based on physical characteristics and cultural heritage, as categorized under subsection (b) of Section 4.5 of the Criminal Identification Act.
(Source: P.A. 99-666, eff. 1-1-17