(705 ILCS 405/5-925)
State Appellate Defender juvenile expungement program.
(a) The State Appellate Defender shall establish, maintain, and carry out a juvenile expungement program
to provide information and assistance to minors eligible to have their juvenile law enforcement or juvenile court records expunged.
(b) The State Appellate Defender shall develop brochures, pamphlets, and
printed form and through the agency's World Wide Web site. The pamphlets and
other materials shall
include at a minimum the following information:
(1) an explanation of the State's juvenile
expungement laws, including both automatic expungement and expungement by petition;
(2) the circumstances under which juvenile
(3) the juvenile offenses that may be expunged;
(4) the steps necessary to initiate and complete the
juvenile expungement process; and
(5) directions on how to contact the State Appellate
(c) The State Appellate Defender shall establish and maintain a statewide
number that a person may use to receive information or assistance concerning
the expungement of juvenile law enforcement or juvenile court records. The State Appellate
Defender shall advertise
the toll-free telephone number statewide. The State Appellate Defender shall
develop an expungement
information packet that may be sent to eligible persons seeking expungement of
their juvenile law enforcement or court records,
which may include, but is not limited to, a pre-printed expungement petition
with instructions on how
to complete the petition and a pamphlet containing information that would
assist individuals through
the juvenile expungement process.
(d) The State Appellate Defender shall compile a statewide list of volunteer
to assist eligible individuals through the juvenile expungement process.
(e) This Section shall be implemented from funds appropriated by the General
Assembly to the State
for this purpose. The State Appellate Defender shall employ the necessary staff
and adopt the
necessary rules for implementation of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 100-1162, eff. 12-20-18.)