(725 ILCS 240/4)
(from Ch. 70, par. 504)
Advisory Commission created.
There is created a Violent Crimes
Advisory Commission, hereinafter called the Advisory Commission, consisting
18 members: the Attorney General, or his or her designee who shall
as Chairperson; the Illinois Secretary of State or his or her designee; the
Chief Justice of the Court of Claims or his or her designee; the Director of
Children and Family Services; 2 members
of the House of Representatives, 1 to be appointed
by the Speaker of the House and 1 to be appointed by the Minority Leader
of the House; 2 members of the Senate, 1 to be appointed by the President
of the Senate and 1 to be appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate;
and the following to be appointed by the Attorney General: 1 police officer;
1 State's Attorney from a county in Illinois; 1 health services professional
possessing experience and expertise in dealing with the victims of violent
one person who is employed as an administrator at a public or private
higher education; one person who is enrolled as a student at a public
or private institution of higher education;
and 5 members of the public, one of whom shall be a
senior citizen age 60 or over, possessing experience and expertise in
dealing with victims of violent crime,
including experience with victims
of domestic and sexual violence. The members of the Advisory Commission
shall be appointed biennially for terms expiring on July 1 of each succeeding
odd-numbered year and shall serve until their respective successors are
appointed or until termination of their legislative service, whichever first
occurs. The members of the Commission shall receive no compensation for
their services but shall be reimbursed for necessary expenses incurred in
the performance of their duties. Vacancies occurring because
of death or resignation shall be filled by the appointing authority for
the group in which the vacancy occurs.
Nine members of the Advisory Commission shall constitute a
quorum for the
transaction of business, and the concurrence of at least 9 members
be necessary to render a determination, decision or recommendation by the
Advisory Committee. In addition to the Attorney General, who shall serve
as Chairperson, the Advisory Commission may select such other officers as
it deems necessary.
(Source: P.A. 92-286, eff. 1-1-02.)
(725 ILCS 240/8)
(from Ch. 70, par. 508)
Centers - Services provided.
(a) Each center shall provide
one or more of the following services:
(1) Coordinate volunteers to work with criminal
justice agencies to provide direct victim services or to establish community support;
(2) Provide assistance to victims of violent crime
and their families in obtaining assistance through other official or community resources;
(3) Provide elderly victims of crime with services
appropriate to their special needs;
(4) Provide transportation and/or household
assistance to those victims participating in the criminal justice process;
(5) Provide victims of domestic and sexual violence
and sexual harassment with services appropriate to their special needs;
(6) Provide courthouse reception and guidance,
including explanation of unfamiliar procedures and bilingual information;
(7) Provide in-person or telephone hot-line
(8) Provide special counseling facilities and
rehabilitation services to victims;
(9) Provide other services as the Commission shall
deem appropriate to further the purposes of this Act;
(10) Provide public education on crime and crime
(11) Provide training and sensitization for persons
who work with victims of crime;
(12) Provide special counseling facilities and
rehabilitation services for child victims of sex offenses;
(13) When applicable, centers shall enter into
written networking agreements to provide for the special needs of child victims of violent crimes;
(14) Provide assistance in exercising rights provided
in the Roadside Memorial Act for the families of victims of fatal injury crashes on roadways.
(b) Such centers may provide one or more of the services enumerated in
subparagraph (a) of this section for witnesses of crime.
(Source: P.A. 97-108, eff. 7-14-11.)
(725 ILCS 240/10)
(from Ch. 70, par. 510)
Violent Crime Victims Assistance Fund.
(a) The "Violent Crime Victims Assistance Fund" is created as a special
fund in the State Treasury to provide monies for the grants to be awarded
under this Act.
(b) When any person is convicted in Illinois of an offense listed below, or placed on supervision for that offense on or after July 1, 2012, the court shall impose the following fines:
(1) $100 for any felony;
(2) $50 for any offense under the Illinois Vehicle
Code, exclusive of offenses enumerated in paragraph (a)(2) of Section 6-204 of that Code, and exclusive of any offense enumerated in Article VI of Chapter 11 of that Code relating to restrictions, regulations, and limitations on the speed at which a motor vehicle is driven or operated; and
(3) $75 for any misdemeanor, excluding a conservation
Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section, the penalty established in this Section shall be assessed for any violation of Section 11-601.5, 11-605.2, or 11-605.3 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
The Clerk of the Circuit Court shall remit moneys collected under this subsection (b)
within one month after receipt to the State Treasurer for deposit into the
Violent Crime Victims Assistance Fund, except as provided in subsection
(g) of this Section. Such additional penalty shall not
be considered a part of the fine for purposes of any reduction made in the
fine for time served either before or after sentencing. Not later than
March 1 of each year the Clerk of the Circuit Court shall submit to the
State Comptroller a report of the amount of funds remitted by him to the
State Treasurer under this Section during the preceding calendar year.
The charge imposed by subsection (b) shall not be subject to the provisions of Section 110-14 of
the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963.
(d) Monies forfeited, and proceeds from the sale of property forfeited
and seized, under the forfeiture provisions set forth in Part 500 of Article 124B of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963 shall be accepted for the Violent Crime Victims
(e) Investment income which is attributable to the investment of monies
in the Violent Crime Victims Assistance Fund shall be credited to that fund
for uses specified in this Act. The Treasurer shall provide the Attorney
General a monthly status report on the amount of money in the Fund.
(f) Monies from the fund may be granted on and after July 1, 1984.
(g) All amounts and charges imposed under this Section for any
violation of Chapters 3, 4, 6, and 11 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, or a
similar provision of a local ordinance, or any violation of the Child
Passenger Protection Act, or a similar provision of a local ordinance,
shall be collected and disbursed by the circuit clerk as provided under
Section 27.5 of the Clerks of Courts Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-712, eff. 1-1-10; 97-108, eff. 7-14-11; 97-816, eff. 7-16-12.)