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CHILDREN
(325 ILCS 40/) Intergovernmental Missing Child Recovery Act of 1984.

325 ILCS 40/1

    (325 ILCS 40/1) (from Ch. 23, par. 2251)
    Sec. 1. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the "Intergovernmental Missing Child Recovery Act of 1984".
(Source: P.A. 83-1354.)

325 ILCS 40/2

    (325 ILCS 40/2) (from Ch. 23, par. 2252)
    Sec. 2. As used in this Act:
    (a) "Department" means the Department of State Police.
    (b) "Director" means the Director of the Department of State Police.
    (c) "Unit of local government" is defined as in Article VII, Section 1 of the Illinois Constitution and includes both home rule units and units which are not home rule units. The term is also defined to include all public school districts subject to the provisions of the School Code.
    (d) "Child" means a person under 21 years of age.
    (e) A "LEADS terminal" is an interactive computerized communication and processing unit which permits a direct on-line communication with the Department of State Police's central data repository, the Law Enforcement Agencies Data System (LEADS).
    (f) A "primary contact agency" means a law enforcement agency which maintains a LEADS terminal, or has immediate access to one on a 24-hour-per-day, 7-day-per-week basis by written agreement with another law enforcement agency.
    (g) (Blank).
    (h) "Missing child" means any person under 21 years of age whose whereabouts are unknown to his or her parents or legal guardian.
    (i) "Exploitation" means activities and actions which include, but are not limited to, child pornography, aggravated child pornography, child prostitution, child sexual abuse, drug and substance abuse by children, and child suicide.
    (j) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11; 97-938, eff. 1-1-13.)

325 ILCS 40/3

    (325 ILCS 40/3) (from Ch. 23, par. 2253)
    Sec. 3. The Department shall establish a State Missing Persons Clearinghouse as a resource to promote an immediate and effective community response to missing children and may engage in, but shall not be limited to, the following activities:
    (a) To establish and conduct programs to educate parents, children and communities in ways to prevent the abduction of children.
    (b) To conduct training programs and distribute materials providing guidelines for children when dealing with strangers, casual acquaintances, or non-custodial parents, in order to avoid abduction or kidnapping situations.
    (c) To compile, maintain and make available data upon the request of law enforcement agencies and other entities deemed appropriate by the Department to assist enforcement agencies in recovering missing children, including but not limited to data regarding the places of shelter commonly used by runaway children in a requested geographical area.
    (d) To draft and implement plans for the most efficient use of available resources to publicize information regarding missing children.
    (e) To establish and maintain contacts with other state missing persons clearinghouses, law enforcement agencies, and missing persons non-profit organizations in order to increase the probability of locating and returning missing children, and to otherwise assist in the recovery and tracking of missing children.
    (f) To coordinate the tracking and recovery of children under the custody or guardianship of the Department of Children and Family Services whose disappearance has been reported and to produce an annual report indicating the number of children under the custody or guardianship of that Department who have been reported missing and the number who have been recovered.
    (g) To conduct other activities as may be necessary to achieve the goals established by this Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-938, eff. 1-1-13.)

325 ILCS 40/3.5

    (325 ILCS 40/3.5)
    Sec. 3.5. Contact with Department of Children and Family Services. For each child reported missing and entered into the LEADS network, the Department shall, in the form and manner it determines, contact the Department of Children and Family Services to provide it with the name, age, and sex of the child, and the geographic area from which the child was reported missing so that the Department of Children and Family Services can determine if that child had been abandoned within the previous 2 months.
(Source: P.A. 97-938, eff. 1-1-13.)

325 ILCS 40/4

    (325 ILCS 40/4)
    Sec. 4. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 85-1209. Repealed by P.A. 97-938, eff. 1-1-13.)

325 ILCS 40/5

    (325 ILCS 40/5)
    Sec. 5. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 84-1366. Repealed by P.A. 97-938, eff. 1-1-13.)

325 ILCS 40/6

    (325 ILCS 40/6) (from Ch. 23, par. 2256)
    Sec. 6. The Department shall:
    (a) Establish and maintain a statewide Law Enforcement Agencies Data System (LEADS) for the purpose of effecting an immediate law enforcement response to reports of missing children. The Department shall implement an automated data exchange system to compile, to maintain and to make available for dissemination to Illinois and out-of-State law enforcement agencies, data which can assist appropriate agencies in recovering missing children.
    (b) Establish contacts and exchange information regarding lost, missing or runaway children with nationally recognized "missing person and runaway" service organizations and monitor national research and publicize important developments.
    (c) Provide a uniform reporting format for the entry of pertinent information regarding reports of missing children into LEADS.
    (d) Develop and implement a policy whereby a statewide or regional alert would be used in situations relating to the disappearances of children, based on criteria and in a format established by the Department. Such a format shall include, but not be limited to, the age and physical description of the missing child and the suspected circumstances of the disappearance.
    (e) Notify all law enforcement agencies that reports of missing persons shall be entered as soon as the minimum level of data specified by the Department is available to the reporting agency and that no waiting period for entry of such data exists.
    (f) Provide a procedure for prompt confirmation of the receipt and entry of the missing child report into LEADS to the parent or guardian of the missing child.
    (g) Compile and retain information regarding missing children in a separate data file, in a manner that allows such information to be used by law enforcement and other agencies deemed appropriate by the Director, for investigative purposes. Such files shall be updated to reflect and include information relating to the disposition of the case.
    (h) Compile and maintain an historic data repository relating to missing children in order (1) to develop and improve techniques utilized by law enforcement agencies when responding to reports of missing children and (2) to provide a factual and statistical base for research that would address the problem of missing children.
    (i) Create a quality control program to monitor timeliness of entries of missing children reports into LEADS and conduct performance audits of all entering agencies.
    (j) Prepare a periodic information bulletin concerning missing children who it determines may be present in this State, compiling such bulletin from information contained in both the National Crime Information Center computer and from reports, alerts and other information entered into LEADS or otherwise compiled and retained by the Department pursuant to this Act. The bulletin shall indicate the name, age, physical description, suspected circumstances of disappearance if that information is available, a photograph if one is available, the name of the law enforcement agency investigating the case, and such other information as the Director considers appropriate concerning each missing child who the Department determines may be present in this State. The Department shall send a copy of each periodic information bulletin to the State Board of Education for its use in accordance with Section 2-3.48 of the School Code. The Department shall provide a copy of the bulletin, upon request, to law enforcement agencies of this or any other state or of the federal government, and may provide a copy of the bulletin, upon request, to other persons or entities, if deemed appropriate by the Director, and may establish limitations on its use and a reasonable fee for so providing the same, except that no fee shall be charged for providing the periodic information bulletin to the State Board of Education, appropriate units of local government, State agencies, or law enforcement agencies of this or any other state or of the federal government.
    (k) Provide for the entry into LEADS of the names and addresses of sex offenders as defined in the Sex Offender Registration Act who are required to register under that Act. The information shall be immediately accessible to law enforcement agencies and peace officers of this State or any other state or of the federal government. Similar information may be requested from any other state or of the federal government for purposes of this Act.
    (l) Provide for the entry into LEADS of the names and addresses of violent offenders against youth as defined in the Murderer and Violent Offender Against Youth Registration Act who are required to register under that Act. The information shall be immediately accessible to law enforcement agencies and peace officers of this State or any other state or of the federal government. Similar information may be requested from any other state or of the federal government for purposes of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-154, eff. 1-1-12.)

325 ILCS 40/7

    (325 ILCS 40/7) (from Ch. 23, par. 2257)
    Sec. 7. (a) All law enforcement agencies and policing bodies of this State shall, upon receipt of a report of a missing person, enter that report into LEADS as soon as the minimum level of data specified pursuant to subsection (e) of Section 6 is available and shall furnish the Department, in the form and detail the Department requires, (1) reports of cases of lost, missing or runaway children as they arise and the disposition of such cases, (2) information relating to sex crimes which occurred in their respective jurisdictions and which they investigated, and (3) the names and addresses of sex offenders required to register in their respective jurisdictions under the Sex Offender Registration Act. Such information shall be submitted on a regular basis, as deemed necessary by the Department, and shall be kept in a central automated data repository for the purpose of establishing profiles of sex offenders and victims and to assist all law enforcement agencies in the identification and apprehension of sex offenders.
    (b) In addition to entering the report of a missing child into LEADS as prescribed by subsection (a), all law enforcement agencies shall, upon receipt of a report of a missing child:
        (1) Immediately make a radio dispatch to officers on
    
duty at the time of receipt of the report. The dispatch shall contain the name and approximate age of the missing child and any other pertinent information available at that time. In the event that the law enforcement agency receiving the report of the missing child does not operate a radio dispatch system, a geographically appropriate radio dispatch system shall be used, such as the Illinois State Police Emergency Radio Network or a similar multi-agency law enforcement radio communication system serving the area of the reporting agency.
        In addition, in the event that a missing child is not
    
recovered during the work shift in which the radio dispatch was made, the law enforcement agency receiving the report of the missing child shall disseminate the information relating to the missing child to all sworn personnel employed by the agency who work or are assigned to other shifts or time periods.
        (2) Immediately contact State Missing Persons
    
Clearinghouse personnel designated by the Department, by a means and in a manner and form prescribed by the Department, informing the personnel of the report of the missing child.
(Source: P.A. 97-938, eff. 1-1-13.)

325 ILCS 40/7.1

    (325 ILCS 40/7.1) (from Ch. 23, par. 2257.1)
    Sec. 7.1. In addition to any requirement of Section 601 or 611 of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act or applicable provisions of the Uniform Child-Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act regarding a custody proceeding of an out-of-state party, every court in this State, prior to granting or modifying a custody judgment, shall inquire with LEADS and the National Crime Information Center to ascertain whether the child or children in question have been reported missing or have been involved in or are the victims of a parental or noncustodial abduction. Such inquiry may be conducted with any law enforcement agency in this State that maintains a LEADS terminal or has immediate access to one on a 24-hour-per-day, 7-day-per-week basis through a written agreement with another law enforcement agency.
(Source: P.A. 93-108, eff. 1-1-04.)

325 ILCS 40/8

    (325 ILCS 40/8) (from Ch. 23, par. 2258)
    Sec. 8. The Director shall report by June 30 of each year to the Governor and the General Assembly on the operations of the State Missing Persons Clearinghouse for the previous calendar year.
(Source: P.A. 97-938, eff. 1-1-13.)