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SB1712 Enrolled                                LRB9112790DJcs

 1        AN  ACT to amend the Illinois Public Aid Code by changing
 2    Section 4-22.

 3        Be it enacted by the People of  the  State  of  Illinois,
 4    represented in the General Assembly:

 5        Section  5.  The  Illinois  Public Aid Code is amended by
 6    changing Section 4-22 as follows:

 7        (305 ILCS 5/4-22)
 8        Sec. 4-22.  Domestic violence.
 9        (a)  The assessment process to develop the personal  plan
10    for  achieving  self-sufficiency shall include questions that
11    screen for  domestic  violence  issues.   If  the  individual
12    indicates  that  he or she is the victim of domestic violence
13    and indicates a need to address domestic violence  issues  in
14    order  to  reach  self-sufficiency,  the plan shall take this
15    factor into account in determining the work,  education,  and
16    training  activities  suitable  to  the  client for achieving
17    self-sufficiency.  In addition,  in  such  a  case,  specific
18    steps needed to directly address the domestic violence issues
19    may  also  be made part of the plan, including referral to an
20    available domestic violence program.
21        (b)  The Illinois Department shall  develop  and  monitor
22    compliance  procedures  for  its  employees, contractors, and
23    subcontractors to ensure that any information  pertaining  to
24    any  client  who  claims  to  be  a past or present victim of
25    domestic  violence  or  an  individual  at  risk  of  further
26    domestic violence, whether provided by the  victim  or  by  a
27    third party, will remain confidential.
28        (c)  The  Illinois Department shall develop and implement
29    a  domestic  violence  training   curriculum   for   Illinois
30    Department  employees who serve applicants for and recipients
31    of aid under this Article.  The curriculum shall be  designed
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 1    to  better  equip  those  employees  to  identify  and  serve
 2    domestic  violence victims. The Illinois Department may enter
 3    into a contract for the development of  the  curriculum  with
 4    one  or  more  organizations  providing  services to domestic
 5    violence victims.  The Illinois Department shall adopt  rules
 6    necessary to implement this subsection.
 7    (Source: P.A. 90-17, eff. 7-1-97.)

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