(705 ILCS 405/2-13.1)
Early termination of reasonable efforts.
(1) (a) In conjunction with, or at any time subsequent to, the filing of a
petition on behalf of a minor in accordance with Section 2-13 of this Act, the
State's Attorney, the guardian ad litem, or the Department of Children and
Family Services may file a motion
requesting a finding that reasonable efforts to reunify that minor with his or
her parent or parents are no longer required and are to cease.
(b) The court shall grant this motion with respect to a
parent of the minor if the court finds after a hearing that the parent has:
(i) had his or her parental rights to another child
of the parent involuntarily terminated; or
(ii) been convicted of:
(A) first degree or second degree murder of
another child of the parent;
(B) attempt or conspiracy to commit first degree
or second degree murder of another child of the parent;
(C) solicitation to commit murder of another
child of the parent, solicitation to commit murder for hire of another child of the parent, or solicitation to commit second degree murder of another child of the parent;
(D) aggravated battery, aggravated battery of a
child, or felony domestic battery, any of which has resulted in serious bodily injury to the minor or another child of the parent; or
(E) an offense in any other state the elements of
which are similar and bear substantial relationship to any of the foregoing offenses
court sets forth in writing a compelling reason why terminating reasonable
efforts to reunify the minor with the parent would not be in the best interests
(c) The court shall also grant this motion with respect to a parent of the
(i) after a hearing it determines that further
reunification services would no longer be appropriate, and
(ii) a dispositional hearing has already taken place.
(2) (a) The court shall hold a permanency hearing within 30 days of
granting a motion pursuant to this subsection. If an adjudicatory or a
dispositional hearing, or both, has not taken place when the court grants a
pursuant to this Section, then either or both hearings shall be held as needed
so that both take place on or before the date a permanency hearing is held
pursuant to this subsection.
(b) Following a permanency hearing held pursuant to paragraph (a) of this
subsection, the appointed custodian or guardian of the minor shall make
reasonable efforts to place the child in accordance with the permanency plan
and goal set by the court, and to complete the necessary steps to locate and
finalize a permanent placement.
(Source: P.A. 90-608, eff. 6-30-98.)