(730 ILCS 5/3-9-2)
(from Ch. 38, par. 1003-9-2)
Work Training Programs.
(a) The Department of Juvenile Justice, in conjunction with the private
sector, may establish and offer work training to develop
work habits and equip persons committed to it with marketable skills to
aid in their community placement upon release. Committed persons
participating in this program shall be paid wages similar to those of
comparable jobs in the surrounding community. A portion of the wages
earned shall go to the Department of Juvenile Justice to pay part of the committed
person's room and board, a portion shall be deposited into the Violent
Crime Victim's Assistance Fund to assist victims of crime, and the
remainder shall be placed into a savings account for the committed person
which shall be given to the committed person upon release. The Department
shall promulgate rules to regulate the distribution of the wages earned.
(b) The Department of Juvenile Justice may establish programs of incentive by
achievement, participation in which shall be on a voluntary basis, to sell
goods or services to the public with the net earnings distributed to the
program participants subject to rules of the Department of Juvenile Justice.
(Source: P.A. 94-696, eff. 6-1-06