Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code and the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that the Department of Human Services shall establish a pilot program to place hard-to-employ persons, including persons who have been released from a county jail or a facility under the jurisdiction of the Department of Corrections, in jobs. Provides that the Department of Corrections shall establish a pilot program in 2 locations in the State (one of which must be in the Lawndale community of Chicago) to place persons discharged from a Department facility on parole or mandatory supervised release in jobs or otherwise establish a connection between such persons and the workforce. Authorizes the 2 departments to consult with each other. Effective immediately.
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Deletes everything after the enacting clause and reinserts the provisions of House Bill 3316, with changes that include the following: (1) provides that the Department of Human Services and the Department of Corrections may (instead of shall) establish pilot programs, and makes establishment of the pilot programs subject to appropriations or other funding; and (2) provides that in determining locations for the pilot programs, each department shall give priority to areas of the State in which the concentration of released offenders is the highest (deleting a provision requiring the Department of Corrections to locate one of its programs in the Lawndale community of Chicago). Effective immediately.
Fiscal Note (Department of Human Services)
Creating more employment programs would increase administrative costs and replicate services already being provided. As a guideline for determining costs, consider that a similar program cost approximately $500 per month per client. A total cost for this bill is dependent upon the scope of the program and numbers served.