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AN ACT concerning State government.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Children and Family Services Act is amended
by adding Section 5.46 as follows:
(20 ILCS 505/5.46 new)
Extended Family Support Pilot Program.
Beginning January 1, 2023, the Department shall implement a
3-year pilot program of additional resources for families
receiving Extended Family Support Program services from the
Department for the purpose of supporting relative caregivers.
These resources may include, but are not limited to: (i)
wraparound case management services, (ii) home visiting
services for caregivers with children under the age of 5, and
(iii) parent mentors for caregivers with children over the age
The resources provided by the pilot program are voluntary
and refusing such resources shall not be used as evidence of
neglect of a child.
The Department shall arrange for an independent evaluation
of the pilot program to determine whether the pilot program is
successfully supporting families receiving Extended Family
Support Program services and preventing entrance into the