TITLE 89: SOCIAL SERVICES
CHAPTER III: DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER b: PROGRAM AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT
PART 329 LOCATING AND RETURNING MISSING, RUNAWAY, AND ABDUCTED CHILDREN
SECTION 329.20 DEFINITIONS


 

Section 329.20  Definitions

 

"Abducted child", as used in this Part, means a child who has been concealed, detained, or removed from the jurisdiction of the court in violation of a valid court order granting custody to another.

 

"Children for whom the Department is legally responsible" means children for whom the Department has temporary protective custody, custody or guardianship via court order, or children whose parents have signed an adoptive surrender or voluntary placement agreement with the Department.

 

"Missing child" means that a child or youth is absent from the residence of a caregiver or the premises of a child care facility without the knowledge or consent of the persons responsible for the child's welfare, the whereabouts of the child or youth are unknown, and intent to run away has not been established.

 

"Runaway" means that a child or youth has been absent from the residence of a caregiver or the premises of a child care facility without the knowledge or consent of the persons responsible for the child's welfare, the whereabouts of the  child or youth are unknown, and intent to run away has been established.  If the child or youth has left a note or other indication of intent to run away, he or she shall be considered a "runaway" immediately.

 

(Source:  Section 329.2 renumbered to Section 329.20 and amended at 24 Ill. Reg. 15037, effective October 16, 2000)