(20 ILCS 505/17a-3) (from Ch. 23, par. 5017a-3)
    Sec. 17a-3. Annual community youth service plan; Department of Human Services. Each local board or local service system shall, in conformity with regulations of the Department of Human Services, prepare an annual community youth service plan and annual budget to implement the community youth service plan. Such plans shall be transmitted to the regional youth planning committees and included in a regional youth service plan. Each plan shall demonstrate, at a minimum, the following components of a youth service system: (a) community needs assessment and resource development; (b) case management (including case review, tracking, service evaluation and networking); (c) accountability; (d) staff development; (e) consultation with and technical assistance for providers; and (f) assurance of the availability of the following: (i) community services, including primary prevention, outreach and recreational opportunities, and the use of indigenous community volunteers to provide programs designed to correct conditions contributing to delinquency; (ii) diversion services, including client advocacy, family counseling, employment and educational assistance and service brokerage; (iii) emergency services, including 24-hours crisis intervention and shelter care; (iv) comprehensive independent living services, including outreach, referral for public assistance or other benefits to which homeless youth may be entitled, emergency shelter care homes, transitional support programs in a residential setting, outward bound experiences and transitional independent living skills support, in a non-residential facility, with special emphasis on youth employment and training opportunities; and (v) mental health services. Each component of the annual community youth service plan shall expressly address the following high-risk populations: homeless youth, pregnant youth and youth who are parents.
(Source: P.A. 89-507, eff. 7-1-97.)