(730 ILCS 5/3-2.5-100)
Length of aftercare release; discharge.
(a) The aftercare release term of a youth committed to the Department under the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 shall be as set out in Section 5-750 of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987, unless sooner terminated under subsection (b) of this Section, as otherwise provided by law, or as ordered by the court. The aftercare release term of youth committed to the Department as a habitual or violent juvenile offender under Section 5-815 or 5-820 of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 shall continue until the youth's 21st birthday unless sooner terminated under subsection (c) of this Section, as otherwise provided by law, or as ordered by the court.
(b) Provided that the youth is in compliance with the terms and conditions of his or her aftercare release, the Department of Juvenile Justice may reduce the period of a releasee's aftercare release by 90 days upon the releasee receiving a high school diploma or upon passage of high school equivalency testing during the period of his or her aftercare release. This reduction in the period of a youth's term of aftercare release shall be available only to youth who have not previously earned a high school diploma or who have not previously passed high school equivalency testing.
(c) The Department of Juvenile Justice may discharge a youth from aftercare release and his or her commitment to the Department in accordance with subsection (3) of Section 5-750 of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987, if it determines that he or she is likely to remain at liberty without committing another offense.
(d) Upon the discharge of a youth, the Department may
continue to provide services to the youth for up to 12 months
to allow the youth to participate in vocational,
rehabilitative, or supportive programs. The continuance of
services may be requested by the youth, the youth's parent or
guardian, or the Director of Juvenile Justice.
(Source: P.A. 103-290, eff. 7-28-23.)