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1    AN ACT concerning courts.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
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
17Personnel Code or any other contract or plan shall be
18unaffected by this transfer.
19    (b) Department of Juvenile Justice personnel who are hired
20by the Department on or after the effective date of this
21amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly and who
22participate or assist in the rehabilitative and vocational
23training of delinquent youths, supervise the daily activities



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



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1    (e) The Director shall organize divisions within the
2Department and shall assign functions, powers, duties, and
3personnel as required by law. The Director may create other
4divisions and may assign other functions, powers, duties, and
5personnel as may be necessary or desirable to carry out the
6functions and responsibilities vested by law in the
7Department. The Director may, with the approval of the Office
8of the Governor, assign to and share functions, powers,
9duties, and personnel with other State agencies such that
10administrative services and administrative facilities are
11provided by a shared administrative service center. Where
12possible, shared services which impact youth should be done
13with child-serving agencies. These administrative services may
14include, but are not limited to, all of the following
15functions: budgeting, accounting related functions, auditing,
16human resources, legal, procurement, training, data collection
17and analysis, information technology, internal investigations,
18intelligence, legislative services, emergency response
19capability, statewide transportation services, and general
20office support.
21    (f) The Department of Juvenile Justice may enter into
22intergovernmental cooperation agreements under which minors
23adjudicated delinquent and committed to the Department of
24Juvenile Justice may participate in county juvenile impact
25incarceration programs established under Section 3-6039 of the
26Counties Code.



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1    (g) The Department of Juvenile Justice must comply with
2the ethnic and racial background data collection procedures
3provided in Section 4.5 of the Criminal Identification Act.
4    (h) The Department of Juvenile Justice shall implement a
5wellness program to support health and wellbeing among staff
6and service providers within the Department of Juvenile
7Justice environment. The Department of Juvenile Justice shall
8establish response teams to provide support to employees and
9staff affected by events that are both duty-related and not
10duty-related and provide training to response team members.
11The Department's wellness program shall be accessible to any
12Department employee or service provider, including contractual
13employees and approved volunteers. The wellness program may
14include information sharing, education and activities designed
15to support health and well-being within the Department's
16environment. Access to wellness response team support shall be
17voluntary and remain confidential.
18(Source: P.A. 102-616, eff. 1-1-22.)
19    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
20becoming law.