TITLE 20: CORRECTIONS, CRIMINAL JUSTICE, AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
CHAPTER VII: SEX OFFENDER MANAGEMENT BOARD
PART 1910 JUVENILE SEX OFFENDER EVALUATION AND TREATMENT
SECTION 1910.30 VICTIM CENTERED FOCUS
Section 1910.30 Victim Centered Focus
a) The paramount goal of intervention with juveniles who commit sexual offenses shall be victim and community safety.
b) Victims shall have the exclusive right to determine the extent to which they will provide input to the management and treatment of the juvenile. Parents/guardians of the victim shall act on behalf of the victim to exercise this right in the best interest of the victim. (See 725 ILCS 120/4(a)(7).)
c) The only circumstance under which a victim and the perpetrator shall have contact or reside in the same home is when all other alternatives have been exhausted and:
1) there is a well-designed safety plan in place, which has been developed by an approved provider in collaboration with the MDT and its implementation is monitored by informed supervisors; and
2) the victim agrees, as expressed through an advocate for the victim.
d) Evaluation, treatment and supervision are intended to decrease recidivism among juveniles who commit sex offenses, thereby reducing the number of victims of sexual assault.
e) Treatment shall be clinically based with a clear plan to:
1) build on the youth's personal competencies;
2) improve the overall health of the juvenile and ensure that his/her environment promotes the development of internal and external resources to manage his/her sexual behavior; and
3) reduce recidivism.