(705 ILCS 405/2-12)
(from Ch. 37, par. 802-12)
(1) The court may authorize the
probation officer to confer in a
preliminary conference with any person seeking to file a petition under
Section 2-13, the prospective respondents and other interested persons
concerning the advisability of filing the petition, with a view to adjusting
suitable cases without the filing of a petition.
The probation officer should schedule a conference promptly except where
the State's Attorney insists on court action or where the minor has indicated
that he or she will demand a judicial hearing and will not comply with an
(2) In any case of a minor who is in temporary custody, the holding of
preliminary conferences does not operate to prolong temporary custody
beyond the period permitted by Section 2-9.
(3) This Section does not authorize any probation officer to compel any
person to appear at any conference, produce any papers, or visit any place.
(4) No statement made during a preliminary conference may be admitted
into evidence at an adjudicatory hearing or at any proceeding against the
minor under the criminal laws of this State prior to his or her conviction
(5) The probation officer shall promptly formulate a written,
non-judicial adjustment plan following the initial conference.
(6) Non-judicial adjustment plans include but are not limited to the
(a) up to 6 months informal supervision within family;
(b) up to 6 months informal supervision with a
probation officer involved;
(c) up to 6 months informal supervision with release
to a person other than parent;
(d) referral to special educational, counseling or
other rehabilitative social or educational programs;
(e) referral to residential treatment programs; and
(f) any other appropriate action with consent of the
(7) The factors to be considered by the probation officer in formulating
a non-judicial adjustment plan shall be the same as those limited in subsection
(4) of Section 5-405.
(Source: P.A. 90-590, eff. 1-1-99.)