PART 2435 VOLUNTEER SERVICES : Sections Listing

TITLE 20: CORRECTIONS, CRIMINAL JUSTICE, AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
CHAPTER IX: DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE
SUBCHAPTER c: PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
PART 2435 VOLUNTEER SERVICES


 

Section 2435.10  Applicability (Repealed)

 

(Source:  Repealed at 43 Ill. Reg. 14198, effective November 25, 2019)

 

Section 2435.12  Definitions

 

"Chief Administrative Officer" means the highest ranking official of a youth center or the Deputy Director of any other Department facility.

 

"Department" means the Department of Juvenile Justice.

 

"Director" means the Director of the Department of Juvenile Justice.

 

"Volunteer Services Coordinator" means the staff member designated by each youth center's Chief Administrative Officer responsible for coordinating volunteer services for the facility.

 

(Source:  Amended at 43 Ill. Reg. 14198, effective November 25, 2019)

 

Section 2435.15  Responsibilities

 

a)         Unless otherwise specified, the Director, Chief Administrative Officer or Volunteer Services Coordinator may delegate responsibilities stated in this Part to another person or persons or designate another person or persons to perform the duties specified.

 

b)         No other individual may routinely perform duties whenever a Section in this Part specifically states the Director, Chief Administrative Officer or Volunteer Services Coordinator shall personally perform the duties. However, the Director, Chief Administrative Officer or Volunteer Services Coordinator may designate another person or persons to perform the duties during periods of his or her temporary absence or in an emergency.

 

(Source:  Amended at 43 Ill. Reg. 14198, effective November 25, 2019)

 

Section 2435.20  Designation of Staff Coordinator (Repealed)

 

(Source:  Repealed at 43 Ill. Reg. 14198, effective November 25, 2019)

 

Section 2435.30  Applications for Volunteer Service:  Individuals

 

a)         Applicants for volunteer service shall be required to complete an application provided by the Department and to supply references and verification of qualifications.  Applicants shall be subject to screening procedures and selection criteria adopted by the youth center to address security concerns or program requirements.

 

b)         An ex-offender shall not be accepted for volunteer service except as approved by the Chief Administrative Officer and the Director.  In making their decision, the Chief Administrative Officer and the Director shall consider matters such as the ex-offender's criminal history, his or her behavioral history with the Department or the Department of Corrections, and any other prior involvement with the Department or with the Department of Corrections.

 

c)         Applicants shall be required to notify each youth center for which they wish to provide volunteer service and may be required to submit separate volunteer applications to each youth center and to undergo screening and orientation by the respective youth centers.  The determination whether to require separate applications or screening shall be based, among other matters, on the type of program and safety and security of the youth center.

 

d)         Criteria for selection, rejection and retention of volunteers may vary according to program and security needs of the youth center.

 

(Source:  Amended at 43 Ill. Reg. 14198, effective November 25, 2019)

 

Section 2435.40  Applications for Volunteer Service:  Groups

 

a)         Citizen groups wishing to provide volunteer service to a youth center or to committed youth in the community shall submit a written statement in advance, detailing: the purpose and goals of the proposed program; the intended frequency of visits to the youth center or with committed youth; and if applicable, the identity of the target group of committed youth to whom the service would be directed.

 

1)         Citizen groups proposing to provide services on a continuing basis shall be required to submit a completed application for each participant and any subsequently added participants.  Screening of individual members of the group shall be performed as required for individual volunteer applicants (Section 2435.30).

 

2)         Citizen groups proposing to provide services on an occasional or one-time-only basis, such as church choirs, athletic teams or visiting entertainers, shall be required to identify participants by name and may be required to provide the date of birth and social security number of each participant.  Any member of the group who is an ex-offender must be identified.  Names and other required information shall be supplied in advance of each visitation in accordance with requirements of the youth center.

 

b)         Citizen groups wishing to provide other volunteer services shall submit a written statement detailing the purpose and goals of the proposed service and suggested procedures for delivery of service.  Screening of individual members of the group shall be performed as required for individual volunteer applicants (Section 2435.30).

 

(Source:  Amended at 43 Ill. Reg. 14198, effective November 25, 2019)

 

Section 2435.50  Placement Procedures for Approved Volunteers

 

This Section applies to applicants who will be providing volunteer services on a continuing basis.

 

a)         Upon completion of the screening process, approved applicants shall be notified of their acceptance by the Volunteer Services Coordinator.

 

b)         Prior to placement, the volunteer shall:

 

1)         be informed of, and shall agree in writing to observe, all applicable rules of the Department and the youth center and to serve as a volunteer at the sole discretion of the Department;

 

2)         sign a waiver releasing the Department and its agents or employees from liability for injuries or damages which might result in connection with the volunteer activities, except for those claims which may arise due to the willful and wanton conduct of the Department or its authorized agents or employees;

 

3)         sign a written volunteer job description; and

 

4)         receive training and orientation appropriate to the volunteer assignment as required by the facility.  Written documentation, signed and dated by the volunteer, shall be maintained to verify training and orientation received.

 

(Source:  Amended at 43 Ill. Reg. 14198, effective November 25, 2019)

 

Section 2435.60  Conduct of Volunteers (Repealed)

 

(Source:  Repealed at 43 Ill. Reg. 14198, effective November 25, 2019)

 

Section 2435.70  Termination of Volunteer Services

 

a)         Volunteer services may be terminated at any time.

 

b)         Individual volunteers or volunteer groups who have been dismissed shall surrender any form of identification issued by the Department.  Staff shall be notified of the action taken.

 

c)         Any individual or volunteer group whose conduct has resulted in dismissal from one youth center shall be restricted from participation in volunteer activities at all other departmental facilities.  Reinstatement of the volunteer or volunteer group shall be subject to approval of the Director.

 

(Source:  Amended at 43 Ill. Reg. 14198, effective November 25, 2019)