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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. The Juvenile Court Act of 1987 is amended by
5changing Section 6-12 as follows:
6    (705 ILCS 405/6-12)
7    Sec. 6-12. Juvenile County juvenile justice councils.
8    (1) Each county, or any group of contiguous counties under
9pursuant to an intergovernmental agreement or, in counties
10having a population of 3,000,000 or more, any township, or
11group of those townships, in the State of Illinois may, at the
12initiative of any State's Attorney, Public Defender, court
13services director, probation officer, county board member,
14regional superintendent of schools, sheriff, chief of police,
15any judge serving in a juvenile court within the jurisdiction,
16or governing body of any Redeploy Illinois site serving any
17part of that area, establish a county juvenile justice council
19    (1.5) Each of the following county officers or entities
20serving any part of the area included in a juvenile justice
21council shall designate a representative to serve on the
22council: the sheriff, the State's Attorney, Chief Probation
23Officer, the Public Defender, and each and the county board



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1within the area of the council. Designation of members shall be
2made to the person or agency initiating formation of the
3council. In addition, the chief judge may designate a
4representative to serve on the council.
5        (a) Following designation of members, the The council
6    shall organize itself and elect from its members a
7    chairperson and such officers as are deemed necessary.
8    Until a chairperson is elected, the State's Attorney shall
9    serve as interim chairperson.
10        (b) The chairperson shall, with the advice and consent
11    of the council, appoint additional members of the council
12    as is deemed necessary to accomplish the purposes of this
13    Article and whenever possible shall appoint a local Chief
14    of Police and a representative of a community youth service
15    provider. The additional members may include, but are not
16    limited to, a judge who hears juvenile cases in the
17    jurisdiction in which the council sits, representatives of
18    local law enforcement, juvenile justice agencies, schools,
19    businesses, and community organizations, community youth
20    service providers, faith based organizations, the State or
21    local board of education, any family violence coordinating
22    council, any domestic violence agency, any children's
23    advocacy center, any serious and habitual offender
24    comprehensive action program, the Department of Human
25    Services, the Chamber of Commerce, any director of court
26    services, and local justice involved youth. However, the



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1    number of voting members of any juvenile justice council
2    shall not exceed 21.
3        (c) The county juvenile justice council shall meet
4    monthly from time to time, but no less than semi-annually,
5    for the purpose of encouraging the initiation of, or
6    supporting ongoing, interagency cooperation and programs
7    to address juvenile delinquency and juvenile crime.
8        (d) In counties having a population of 3,000,000 or
9    more, the juvenile justice council shall provide for local
10    area council participation in its by-laws.
11    (2) The purpose of a county juvenile justice council is:
12        (a) To to provide a forum for the development of a
13    community-based interagency assessment of the local
14    juvenile justice system, to develop a county juvenile
15    justice plan for the prevention of juvenile delinquency,
16    and to make recommendations to the county board, or county
17    boards, for more effectively utilizing existing community
18    resources in dealing with juveniles who are found to be
19    involved in crime, or who are truant or have been suspended
20    or expelled from school. The county juvenile justice plan
21    shall include relevant portions of local crime prevention
22    and public safety plans, school improvement and school
23    safety plans, Redeploy Illinois plans, and the plans or
24    initiatives of other public and private entities within the
25    covered area county that are concerned with dropout
26    prevention, school safety, the prevention of juvenile



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1    crime and criminal activity by youth gangs.
2        (b) To inform the development of the local assessment
3    and plan described in paragraph (a) by utilizing aggregate
4    data to: analyze the risks, needs, and characteristics of
5    youth in contact with the juvenile justice system; to
6    assess responses and resources available; and to develop or
7    strengthen policy and practice in order to prevent or
8    mitigate juvenile delinquency, produce positive youth
9    outcomes, and enhance public safety. Sources of this data
10    may include State and local human services, child
11    protection, law enforcement, probation, corrections,
12    education, and other public agencies. State agencies,
13    their local and regional offices, and contractors are
14    strongly encouraged to collaborate with juvenile justice
15    councils to develop memoranda of understanding and
16    intergovernmental agreements, and to share data and
17    information in order to provide an adequate basis for the
18    local juvenile justice plan. The confidentiality of
19    individual juvenile records shall not be compromised at any
20    time or in any manner in service of these functions.
21    (3) The duties and responsibilities of the county juvenile
22justice council include, but are not limited to:
23        (a) Developing a county juvenile justice plan based
24    upon utilization of the resources of law enforcement,
25    school systems, park programs, sports entities, Redeploy
26    Illinois programs, and others in a cooperative and



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1    collaborative manner to prevent or discourage juvenile
2    crime.
3        (b) Entering into a written county interagency
4    agreement specifying the nature and extent of
5    contributions each signatory agency will make in achieving
6    the goals of the county juvenile justice plan and their
7    commitment to the sharing of information useful in carrying
8    out the goals of the interagency agreement to the extent
9    authorized by law.
10        (c) Applying for and receiving public or private
11    grants, to be administered by one of the community
12    partners, that support one or more components of the county
13    juvenile justice plan.
14        (d) (Blank). Providing a forum for the presentation of
15    interagency recommendations and the resolution of
16    disagreements relating to the contents of the county
17    interagency agreement or the performance by the parties of
18    their respective obligations under the agreement.
19        (e) Assisting and directing the efforts of local
20    community support organizations and volunteer groups in
21    providing enrichment programs and other support services
22    for clients of local juvenile detention centers.
23        (f) Developing and making available a county-wide or
24    multi-county resource guide for minors in need of
25    prevention, intervention, psycho-social, educational
26    support, and other services needed to prevent juvenile



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1    delinquency.
2        (g) Facilitating community based collaboration and
3    perspective on oversight, research, and evaluation of
4    activities, programs, and policies directed towards and
5    impacting the lives of juveniles.
6        (h) Planning for and supporting applications for
7    Redeploy Illinois, and development of funding for
8    screening, assessment, and risk-appropriate,
9    evidence-informed services to reduce commitments to the
10    Department of Juvenile Justice.
11        (i) Planning for and supporting the development of
12    funding for screening, assessment, and risk-appropriate,
13    evidence-informed services to youth reentering the
14    community from detention in a county detention center or
15    commitment from the Department of Juvenile Justice.
16    (3.5) A council which is the sole council serving any part
17of the area of an established Redeploy Illinois site may, in
18its discretion, and at the request of the Redeploy Illinois
19governing body of the site, undertake and maintain governance
20of the site under Section 16.1 of the Probation and Probation
21Officers Act.
22    (4) The council shall have no role in the charging or
23prosecution of juvenile offenders.
24(Source: P.A. 90-590, eff. 1-1-99.)