Rep. William Davis

Filed: 3/24/2015





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 3718 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Juvenile Court Act of 1987 is amended by
5changing Section 6-12 as follows:
6    (705 ILCS 405/6-12)
7    Sec. 6-12. County juvenile justice councils.
8    (1) Each county, region or subset of a county, or group of
9counties pursuant to an intergovernmental agreement, in the
10State of Illinois may establish a county juvenile justice
11council ("council"). Each of the following county and regional
12officers shall designate a representative to serve on the
13council: local law enforcement, the State Board of Education,
14the Department of Human Services, the Juvenile Temporary
15Detention Center, the Chamber of Commerce, the sheriff, the
16State's Attorney, the Public Defender, Chief Probation



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1Officer, and the county board. In addition, the chief judge may
2designate a representative to serve on the council.
3        (a) The council shall organize itself and elect from
4    its members a chairperson and such officers as are deemed
5    necessary. Until a chairperson is elected, the Justice
6    Advisory Council Director or his or her designee, or if the
7    county has no Justice Advisory Council Director, the
8    State's Attorney, or his or her designee, State's Attorney
9    shall serve as interim chairperson.
10        (b) The chairperson shall appoint additional members
11    of the council as is deemed necessary to accomplish the
12    purposes of this Article and whenever possible shall
13    appoint a local Chief of Police and a representative of a
14    community youth service provider. The additional members
15    shall may include, but are not limited to, representatives
16    of local law enforcement, juvenile justice agencies, faith
17    organizations, schools, businesses, and community
18    organizations.
19        (c) The county juvenile justice council shall meet
20    monthly from time to time, but no less than semi-annually,
21    for the purpose of encouraging the initiation of, or
22    supporting ongoing, interagency cooperation and programs
23    to address juvenile delinquency and juvenile crime.
24        (d) Local Advisory Committees, or "LACs", may
25    represent local communities in each township. Twenty
26    percent of each LAC shall be composed of local-justice



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1    involved youths aged 16-21. At least one youth and one
2    adult from each LAC shall serve on their local Juvenile
3    Justice Council. Each LAC shall establish a monthly meeting
4    schedule, and shall bring their local issues, concerns, and
5    recommendations to the Juvenile Justice Council.
6    (2) The purpose of a county juvenile justice council is to
7provide a forum for the development of a community-based
8interagency assessment of the local juvenile justice system, to
9develop a county juvenile justice plan for the prevention of
10juvenile delinquency, and to make recommendations to the county
11board, or county boards, for more effectively utilizing
12existing community resources in dealing with juveniles who are
13found to be involved in crime, or who are truant or have been
14suspended or expelled from school. The county juvenile justice
15plan shall include relevant portions of local crime prevention
16and public safety plans, school improvement and school safety
17plans, and the plans or initiatives of other public and private
18entities within the county that are concerned with dropout
19prevention, school safety, the prevention of juvenile crime and
20criminal activity by youth gangs.
21    (3) The duties and responsibilities of the county juvenile
22justice council include, but are not limited to:
23        (a) Developing a county juvenile justice plan based
24    upon utilization of the resources of law enforcement,
25    school systems, park programs, sports entities, and others
26    in a cooperative and collaborative manner to prevent or



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1    discourage juvenile crime.
2        (b) Entering into a written county interagency
3    agreement specifying the nature and extent of
4    contributions each signatory agency will make in achieving
5    the goals of the county juvenile justice plan and their
6    commitment to the sharing of information useful in carrying
7    out the goals of the interagency agreement to the extent
8    authorized by law.
9        (c) Applying for and receiving public or private
10    grants, to be administered by one of the community
11    partners, that support one or more components of the county
12    juvenile justice plan.
13        (d) (Blank). Providing a forum for the presentation of
14    interagency recommendations and the resolution of
15    disagreements relating to the contents of the county
16    interagency agreement or the performance by the parties of
17    their respective obligations under the agreement.
18    (d-5) Facilitating community based collaboration and
19perspective on oversight, research, and evaluation of
20activities, programs, and policies directed towards and
21impacting the lives of juveniles.
22        (e) Assisting and directing the efforts of local
23    community support organizations and volunteer groups in
24    providing enrichment programs and other support services
25    for clients of local juvenile detention centers.
26        (f) Developing and making available a county-wide or



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1    multi-county resource guide for minors in need of
2    prevention, intervention, psycho-social, educational
3    support, and other services needed to prevent juvenile
4    delinquency.
5    (4) The council shall have no role in the charging or
6prosecution of juvenile offenders.
7(Source: P.A. 90-590, eff. 1-1-99.)".