(20 ILCS 505/17a-11)
(from Ch. 23, par. 5017a-11)
Governor's Youth Services Initiative.
In cooperation with
the Department of Juvenile Justice, the Department of Human Services and the
Illinois State Board of Education, the
Department of Children and Family Services shall establish the Governor's Youth
Services Initiative. This program shall offer assistance to multi-problem
youth whose difficulties are not the clear responsibility of any one state
agency, and who are referred to the program by the juvenile court. The
decision to establish and to maintain an initiative program shall be based upon
the availability of program funds and the overall needs of the service area.
A Policy Board shall be established as the decision-making body of the
Governor's Youth Services Initiative. The Board shall be composed of State
agency liaisons appointed by the Secretary of Human Services, the Directors
of the Department of Children and Family Services and the Department
of Juvenile Justice, and the State Superintendent of Education. The Board shall
meet at least quarterly.
The Department of Children and Family Services may establish a system of
regional interagency councils in the various geographic regions of the State to
address, at the regional or local level, the delivery of services to
The Department of Children and Family Services in consultation with the
aforementioned sponsors of the program shall promulgate rules and
regulations pursuant to the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act, for the
development of initiative programs in densely populated areas of the State
to meet the needs of multi-problem youth.
(Source: P.A. 94-696, eff. 6-1-06