101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2019 and 2020
Introduced , by Rep. Michael J. Madigan
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Makes a technical change in a
Section concerning the Department of Juvenile Justice assuming the duties
of the Juvenile Division of the Department of Corrections.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning corrections.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Unified Code of Corrections is amended by
changing Section 3-2.5-15 as follows:
(730 ILCS 5/3-2.5-15)
Department of Juvenile Justice; assumption
of duties of the Juvenile Division.
Department of Juvenile Justice shall assume the
rights, powers, duties, and responsibilities of the Juvenile
Division of the Department of Corrections. Personnel, books,
records, property, and unencumbered appropriations pertaining
to the Juvenile Division of the Department of Corrections shall
be transferred to the Department of Juvenile Justice on the
effective date of this amendatory Act of the 94th General
Assembly. Any rights of employees or the State under the
Personnel Code or any other contract or plan shall be
unaffected by this transfer.
(b) Department of Juvenile Justice personnel who are hired
by the Department on or after the effective date of this
amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly and who participate
or assist in the rehabilitative and vocational training of
delinquent youths, supervise the daily activities involving
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direct and continuing responsibility for the youth's security,
welfare and development, or participate in the personal
rehabilitation of delinquent youth by training, supervising,
and assisting lower level personnel who perform these duties
must be over the age of 21 and have any bachelor's or advanced
degree from an accredited college or university. This
requirement shall not apply to security, clerical, food
service, and maintenance staff that do not have direct and
regular contact with youth. The degree requirements specified
in this subsection (b) are not required of persons who provide
vocational training and who have adequate knowledge in the
skill for which they are providing the vocational training.
(c) Subsection (b) of this Section does not apply to
personnel transferred to the Department of Juvenile Justice on
the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 94th General
(d) The Department shall be under the direction of the
Director of Juvenile Justice as provided in this Code.
(e) The Director shall organize divisions within the
Department and shall assign functions, powers, duties, and
personnel as required by law. The Director may create other
divisions and may assign other functions, powers, duties, and
personnel as may be necessary or desirable to carry out the
functions and responsibilities vested by law in the Department.
The Director may, with the approval of the Office of the
Governor, assign to and share functions, powers, duties, and
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personnel with other State agencies such that administrative
services and administrative facilities are provided by a shared
administrative service center. Where possible, shared services
which impact youth should be done with child-serving agencies.
These administrative services may include, but are not limited
to, all of the following functions: budgeting, accounting
related functions, auditing, human resources, legal,
procurement, training, data collection and analysis,
information technology, internal investigations, intelligence,
legislative services, emergency response capability, statewide
transportation services, and general office support.
(f) The Department of Juvenile Justice may enter into
intergovernmental cooperation agreements under which minors
adjudicated delinquent and committed to the Department of
Juvenile Justice may participate in county juvenile impact
incarceration programs established under Section 3-6039 of the
(g) The Department of Juvenile Justice must comply with the
ethnic and racial background data collection procedures
provided in Section 4.5 of the Criminal Identification Act.
(Source: P.A. 100-19, eff. 1-1-18