Rep. Dave Severin

Filed: 2/22/2022





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 5041 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Unified Code of Corrections is amended by
5changing Section 3-2.5-15 as follows:
6    (730 ILCS 5/3-2.5-15)
7    Sec. 3-2.5-15. Department of Juvenile Justice; assumption
8of duties of the Juvenile Division.
9    (a) The Department of Juvenile Justice shall assume the
10rights, powers, duties, and responsibilities of the Juvenile
11Division of the Department of Corrections. Personnel, books,
12records, property, and unencumbered appropriations pertaining
13to the Juvenile Division of the Department of Corrections
14shall be transferred to the Department of Juvenile Justice on
15the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 94th General
16Assembly. Any rights of employees or the State under the



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1Personnel Code or any other contract or plan shall be
2unaffected by this transfer.
3    (b) Department of Juvenile Justice personnel who are hired
4by the Department on or after the effective date of this
5amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly and who
6participate or assist in the rehabilitative and vocational
7training of delinquent youths, supervise the daily activities
8involving direct and continuing responsibility for the youth's
9security, welfare and development, or participate in the
10personal rehabilitation of delinquent youth by training,
11supervising, and assisting lower level personnel who perform
12these duties must be over the age of 21 and have any bachelor's
13or advanced degree from an accredited college or university.
14This requirement shall not apply to security, clerical, food
15service, and maintenance staff that do not have direct and
16regular contact with youth. The degree requirements specified
17in this subsection (b) are not required of persons who provide
18vocational training and who have adequate knowledge in the
19skill for which they are providing the vocational training.
20Notwithstanding any other provision of law or rule, the
21Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts and the
22Department of Juvenile Justice shall permit the hiring of
23county juvenile detention center personnel that possess less
24than a bachelor's degree, including, but not limited to, the
25hiring of an applicant who possesses an associate's degree or
26has completed at least 60 credit hours at an accredited



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1institution of higher education.
2    (c) Subsection (b) of this Section does not apply to
3personnel transferred to the Department of Juvenile Justice on
4the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 94th General
6    (d) The Department shall be under the direction of the
7Director of Juvenile Justice as provided in this Code.
8    (e) The Director shall organize divisions within the
9Department and shall assign functions, powers, duties, and
10personnel as required by law. The Director may create other
11divisions and may assign other functions, powers, duties, and
12personnel as may be necessary or desirable to carry out the
13functions and responsibilities vested by law in the
14Department. The Director may, with the approval of the Office
15of the Governor, assign to and share functions, powers,
16duties, and personnel with other State agencies such that
17administrative services and administrative facilities are
18provided by a shared administrative service center. Where
19possible, shared services which impact youth should be done
20with child-serving agencies. These administrative services may
21include, but are not limited to, all of the following
22functions: budgeting, accounting related functions, auditing,
23human resources, legal, procurement, training, data collection
24and analysis, information technology, internal investigations,
25intelligence, legislative services, emergency response
26capability, statewide transportation services, and general



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1office support.
2    (f) The Department of Juvenile Justice may enter into
3intergovernmental cooperation agreements under which minors
4adjudicated delinquent and committed to the Department of
5Juvenile Justice may participate in county juvenile impact
6incarceration programs established under Section 3-6039 of the
7Counties Code.
8    (g) The Department of Juvenile Justice must comply with
9the ethnic and racial background data collection procedures
10provided in Section 4.5 of the Criminal Identification Act.
11    (h) The Department of Juvenile Justice shall implement a
12wellness program to support health and wellbeing among staff
13and service providers within the Department of Juvenile
14Justice environment. The Department of Juvenile Justice shall
15establish response teams to provide support to employees and
16staff affected by events that are both duty-related and not
17duty-related and provide training to response team members.
18The Department's wellness program shall be accessible to any
19Department employee or service provider, including contractual
20employees and approved volunteers. The wellness program may
21include information sharing, education and activities designed
22to support health and well-being within the Department's
23environment. Access to wellness response team support shall be
24voluntary and remain confidential.
25(Source: P.A. 102-616, eff. 1-1-22.)



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1    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
2becoming law.".