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Public Act 100-0527


 

Public Act 0527 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 100-0527
 
HB3904 EnrolledLRB100 10096 RLC 20269 b

    AN ACT concerning criminal law.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Unified Code of Corrections is amended by
changing Section 3-2-3 and by adding Section 3-2-5.5 as
follows:
 
    (730 ILCS 5/3-2-3)  (from Ch. 38, par. 1003-2-3)
    Sec. 3-2-3. Director; Appointment; Powers and Duties.
    (a) The Department shall be administered by the Director of
Corrections who shall be appointed by the Governor in
accordance with The Civil Administrative Code of Illinois.
    (b) The Director shall establish such Divisions within the
Department in addition to those established under Sections
Section 3-2-5 and 3-2-5.5 as shall be desirable and shall
assign to the various Divisions the responsibilities and duties
placed in the Department by the laws of this State.
(Source: P.A. 77-2097.)
 
    (730 ILCS 5/3-2-5.5 new)
    Sec. 3-2-5.5. Women's Division.
    (a) As used in this Section:
        "Gender-responsive" means taking into account gender
    specific differences that have been identified in
    women-centered research, including, but not limited to,
    socialization, psychological development, strengths, risk
    factors, pathways through systems, responses to treatment
    intervention, and other unique gender specific needs
    facing justice-involved women. Gender responsive policies,
    practices, programs, and services shall be implemented in a
    manner that is considered relational, culturally
    competent, family-centered, holistic, strength-based, and
    trauma-informed.
        "Trauma-informed practices" means practices
    incorporating gender violence research and the impact of
    all forms of trauma in designing and implementing policies,
    practices, processes, programs, and services that involve
    understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects
    of all types of trauma with emphasis on physical,
    psychological, and emotional safety.
    (b) The Department shall create a permanent Women's
Division under the direct supervision of the Director. The
Women's Division shall have statewide authority and
operational oversight for all of the Department's women's
correctional centers and women's adult transition centers.
    (c) The Director shall appoint by and with the advice and
consent of the Senate a Chief Administrator for the Women's
Division who has received nationally recognized specialized
training in gender-responsive and trauma-informed practices.
The Chief Administrator shall be responsible for:
        (1) management and supervision of all employees
    assigned to the Women's Division correctional centers and
    adult transition centers;
        (2) development and implementation of evidenced-based,
    gender-responsive, and trauma-informed practices that
    govern Women's Division operations and programs;
        (3) development of the Women's Division training,
    orientation, and cycle curriculum, which shall be updated
    as needed to align with gender responsive and
    trauma-informed practices;
        (4) training all staff assigned to the Women's Division
    correctional centers and adult transition centers on
    gender-responsive and trauma-informed practices;
        (5) implementation of validated gender-responsive
    classification and placement instruments;
        (6) implementation of a gender-responsive risk,
    assets, and needs assessment tool and case management
    system for the Women's Division; and
        (7) collaborating with the Chief Administrator of
    Parole to ensure staff responsible for supervision of
    females under mandatory supervised release are
    appropriately trained in evidence-based practices in
    community supervision, gender-responsive practices, and
    trauma-informed practices.

Effective Date: 6/1/2018