(705 ILCS 405/1-4.2)
(a) The Department of Children and Family Services shall ensure the provision of trauma-sensitive transport to minors placed in its care
in accordance with this Act. Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, no minor shall be
subjected to restraints, as defined in Section 4e of the Children and Family Services Act, during the provision of any transportation services
provided or arranged by the Department of Children and Family Services or its contractual assigns.
(b) The Department of Children and Family Services' application to the court for approval of an individualized trauma-sensitive
transportation plan must include a copy of the plan developed in accordance with Section 4e of the Children
and Family Services Act and the written approval of the Department as required by paragraph (2) of subsection (e) of
Section 4e of the Children and Family Services Act.
(c) When considering whether to approve the individualized trauma-sensitive transportation plan, the court shall
consider the minor's best interest and the following additional factors: the reason for the transport, the
type of placement the minor is being transported from and to, the anticipated length of travel, the
clinical needs of the minor, including any medical or emotional needs, any available less restrictive
alternatives, and any other factor the court deems relevant. The court may require amendments to the
minor's trauma-sensitive individualized transportation plan based on written findings of fact that the
plan, as written, is not in the minor's best interest.
(Source: P.A. 102-649, eff. 8-27-21; 102-813, eff. 5-13-22.)