(730 ILCS 5/3-2-8) (from Ch. 38, par. 1003-2-8)
    Sec. 3-2-8. Research and Long Range Planning.
    (a) The Department shall establish programs of research, statistics and planning, including the study of its own performance concerning the treatment of juveniles and adult offenders.
    (b) The Department may conduct and supervise research into the causes, detection and treatment of criminality, and disseminate such information to the public and to governmental and private agencies.
    (c) The Department may establish such joint research and information facilities with governmental and private agencies as it shall determine, and in furtherance thereof may accept financial and other assistance from public or private sources.
(Source: P.A. 77-2097.)