Bill Status of HB4543 100th General Assembly
Short Description: JUV CT-AGE OF DETENTION
Rep. Robyn Gabel - La Shawn K. Ford - Lindsay Parkhurst - Juliana Stratton - Kelly M. Cassidy, Laura Fine, Will Guzzardi and Al Riley
| 1/8/2019||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Children and Family Services Act. Provides that the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission shall include recommendations regarding the availability of youth services to reduce the use of detention and prevent deeper criminal involvement in its annual submission of a report to the Governor and General Assembly. Amends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Provides that on and after July 1, 2019, a minor who is 13 years of age or older (rather than 10 years of age or older) may be detained in an authorized detention facility under certain circumstances. Provides that it is the goal of the Act to ensure that detention is the last resort and for as short of a time as possible. Makes other changes.