(20 ILCS 5075/10)
Duties of the Task Force.
(a) The Task Force shall strategize and design a plan for the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to partner and outsource with State and local governmental agencies, companies, and organizations that aid in helping at-risk women and their families become successful productive citizens.
(b) This partnership will include material distribution of available resources offered in their communities as well as referrals to organizations and companies that provide necessary services to aide in their success. The following are targeted areas of assistance and outsourcing: housing assistance; educational information on enhancement and advancement; parenting and family bonding classes; financial education and literacy, including budgeting; quality afterschool programming, including tutoring; self-esteem and empowerment classes; healthy relationships classes for the entire family, including warning signs and appropriate handling of bullying; integrity classes; social etiquette classes; job preparedness workshops; temperament behavior classes, including anger management; addiction and recovery clinics, including referrals; health education classes; job training opportunities; and the expansion of Redeploy Illinois into Cook County.
(c) For the purposes of this Act, "at-risk women" means women who are at increased risk of incarceration because of poverty, abuse, addiction, financial challenges, illiteracy, or other causes. The term "at-risk women" may include, but shall not be limited to, women who have previously been incarcerated.
(Source: P.A. 99-416, eff. 1-1-16