(730 ILCS 5/3-2-7)
(from Ch. 38, par. 1003-2-7)
Staff Training and Development.
(a) The Department shall train its own personnel and any personnel from
local agencies by agreements under Section 3-15-2.
(b) To develop and train its personnel, the Department may make grants
in aid for academic study and training in fields related to corrections.
The Department shall establish rules for the conditions and amounts of such
grants. The Department may employ any person during his program of studies
and may require the person to work for it on completion of his program
according to the agreement entered into between the person receiving the
grant and the Department.
(c) The Department shall implement a wellness program to
provide employees and staff with support to address both professional and personal challenges as
they relate to the correctional environment. The Department shall establish response teams to
provide comprehensive support to employees and staff affected by events that are both duty-related
and not duty-related and provide training to response team members. The wellness program shall
be accessible to any Department employee, whether full-time or part-time, contractual or
temporary staff and approved volunteers. The wellness program may include, but not limited to,
providing information, education, referrals, peer support, debriefing, and newsletters. Employee
and staff access to wellness response team support shall be voluntary and remain confidential.
(Source: P.A. 102-616, eff. 1-1-22