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Full Text of HB1479  100th General Assembly



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1    AN ACT concerning criminal law.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. If and only if House Bill 3904 of the 100th
5General Assembly becomes law in the form it passed the General
6Assembly on June 27, 2017, the Unified Code of Corrections is
7amended by changing Section 3-2-5.5 as follows:
8    (730 ILCS 5/3-2-5.5)
9    Sec. 3-2-5.5. Women's Division.
10    (a) As used in this Section:
11        "Gender-responsive" means taking into account gender
12    specific differences that have been identified in
13    women-centered research, including, but not limited to,
14    socialization, psychological development, strengths, risk
15    factors, pathways through systems, responses to treatment
16    intervention, and other unique gender specific needs
17    facing justice-involved women. Gender responsive policies,
18    practices, programs, and services shall be implemented in a
19    manner that is considered relational, culturally
20    competent, family-centered, holistic, strength-based, and
21    trauma-informed.
22        "Trauma-informed practices" means practices
23    incorporating gender violence research and the impact of



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1    all forms of trauma in designing and implementing policies,
2    practices, processes, programs, and services that involve
3    understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects
4    of all types of trauma with emphasis on physical,
5    psychological, and emotional safety.
6    (b) The Department shall create a permanent Women's
7Division under the direct supervision of the Director. The
8Women's Division shall have statewide authority and
9operational oversight for all of the Department's women's
10correctional centers and women's adult transition centers.
11    (c) The Director shall appoint by and with the advice and
12consent of the Senate a Chief Administrator for the Women's
13Division who has received nationally recognized specialized
14training in gender-responsive and trauma-informed practices.
15The Chief Administrator shall be responsible for:
16        (1) management and supervision of all employees
17    assigned to the Women's Division correctional centers and
18    adult transition centers;
19        (2) development and implementation of evidenced-based,
20    gender-responsive, and trauma-informed practices that
21    govern Women's Division operations and programs;
22        (3) development of the Women's Division training,
23    orientation, and cycle curriculum, which shall be updated
24    as needed to align with gender responsive and
25    trauma-informed practices;
26        (4) training all staff assigned to the Women's Division



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1    correctional centers and adult transition centers on
2    gender-responsive and trauma-informed practices;
3        (5) implementation of validated gender-responsive
4    classification and placement instruments;
5        (6) implementation of a gender-responsive risk,
6    assets, and needs assessment tool and case management
7    system for the Women's Division; and
8        (7) collaborating with the Chief Administrator of
9    Parole to ensure staff responsible for supervision of
10    females under mandatory supervised release are
11    appropriately trained in evidence-based practices in
12    community supervision, gender-responsive practices, and
13    trauma-informed practices.
14(Source: 100HB3904eng; 100HB3904sam001.)