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Full Text of SB3732  102nd General Assembly

SB3732 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
SB3732

 

Introduced 1/21/2022, by Sen. Mattie Hunter

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
New Act

    Creates the DCFS Child Protection Security Force Act. Creates the DCFS Child Protection Security Force within the Department of Children and Family Services. Requires the Department, in conjunction with the Illinois State Police, to establish criteria for the hiring of officers, education and training curriculum, and protocols for engagement with child protection workers and families. Provides that the Department shall have the authority, with Illinois State Police oversight, to adopt and amend any rules necessary to implement the Act. Requires the Security Force to work in coordination with the Department's Division of Child Protection under the direction of the Director of the Division of Child Protection. Provides that all child protection workers, after an initial investigation, may request Security Force engagement when there is the possibility of non-cooperation or violence by the family, relatives of the family, friends, partners, neighbors, or any other persons who seek to disrupt the orderly review, removal, or other action deemed necessary for the protection of the child.


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A BILL FOR

 

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1    AN ACT concerning child protection workers.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the DCFS
5Child Protection Security Force Act.
 
6    Section 5. Finding and purpose. The Department of Children
7and Family Services is the sole agency responsible for the
8protection of children who are reported to be abused or
9neglected and to increase their families' capacity to safely
10care for them. Due to numerous factors, including the recent
11murder of a child protection worker, the Child Protection
12Security Force is created to protect child protection workers
13while they are investigating and removing children in harm's
14way from potential abuse or an abusive household.
 
15    Section 10. Definitions. As used in this Act:
16    "Department" means the Department of Children and Family
17Services.
18    "Security Force" means the DCFS Child Protection Security
19Force.
 
20    Section 15. DCFS Child Protection Security Force. The DCFS
21Child Protection Security Force is created within the

 

 

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1Department. The Department, in conjunction with the Illinois
2State Police, shall establish criteria for the hiring of
3officers, education and training curriculum, and protocols for
4engagement with child protection workers and families. The
5Department shall have the authority, with Illinois State
6Police oversight, to adopt and amend any rules necessary to
7implement the provisions of this Act.
 
8    Section 20. Security Force engagement. The Security Force
9shall work in coordination with the Department's Division of
10Child Protection under the direction of the Director of the
11Division of Child Protection. All child protection workers,
12after an initial investigation, may request Security Force
13engagement when there is the possibility of non-cooperation or
14violence by the family, relatives of the family, friends,
15partners, neighbors, or any other persons who seek to disrupt
16the orderly review, removal, or other action deemed necessary
17for the protection of the child.