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(20 ILCS 505/42)
Foster care survey.
The Department, in coordination with the Foster Care
Alumni of America Illinois Chapter, the School of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the Department's Statewide Youth Advisory Board, shall develop and process a standardized survey to
gather feedback from children who are aging out of foster care and from children who have transitioned out of the
foster care system. The survey shall include requests for information regarding the children's
experience with and opinion of State foster care services, the children's recommendations for improvement
of such services, the amount of time the children spent in the foster care system, and any other
information deemed relevant by the Department. After the survey is created
the Department shall circulate the survey to all youth participating in transitional living programs, independent living programs, or Youth in College and to all youth receiving scholarships or tuition waivers under the DCFS Scholarship
Program. The Department shall conduct the survey every 5 years. At the completion of each survey, the Department, in coordination with the Foster Care Alumni of America Illinois Chapter, the School of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the Department's Statewide Youth Advisory Board, shall submit a report with a detailed review of the survey results to the Governor and the General Assembly. The first report shall be submitted no later than December 1, 2021 and every 5 years thereafter.
(Source: P.A. 101-166, eff. 1-1-20; 102-558, eff. 8-20-21.)