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20 ILCS 505/42

    (20 ILCS 505/42)
    (Text of Section from P.A. 101-166)
    Sec. 42. Foster care survey. The Department, in coordination with the Foster Care Alumni of America Illinois Chapter, the School of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the Department's Statewide Youth Advisory Board, shall develop and process a standardized survey to gather feedback from children who are aging out of foster care and from children who have transitioned out of the foster care system. The survey shall include requests for information regarding the children's experience with and opinion of State foster care services, the children's recommendations for improvement of such services, the amount of time the children spent in the foster care system, and any other information deemed relevant by the Department. After the survey is created the Department shall circulate the survey to all youth participating in transitional living programs, independent living programs, or Youth in College and to all youth receiving scholarships or tuition waivers under the DCFS Scholarship Program. The Department shall conduct the survey every 5 years. At the completion of each survey, the Department, in coordination with the Foster Care Alumni of America Illinois Chapter, the School of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the Department's Statewide Youth Advisory Board, shall submit a report with a detailed review of the survey results to the Governor and the General Assembly. The first report shall be submitted no later than December 1, 2021 and every 5 years thereafter.
(Source: P.A. 101-166, eff. 1-1-20.)
 
    (Text of Section from P.A. 101-167)
    Sec. 42. Intergovernmental agreement; transitioning youth in care.
    (a) In order to intercept and divert youth in care from experiencing homelessness, incarceration, unemployment, and other similar outcomes, within 180 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 101st General Assembly, the Department of Children and Family Services, the Department of Human Services, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, the Illinois State Board of Education, the Department of Juvenile Justice, the Department of Corrections, the Illinois Urban Development Authority, and the Department of Public Health shall enter into an interagency agreement for the purpose of providing preventive services to youth in care and young adults who are aging out of or have recently aged out of the custody or guardianship of the Department of Children and Family Services.
    (b) The intergovernmental agreement shall require the agencies listed in subsection (a) to: (i) establish an interagency liaison to review cases of youth in care and young adults who are at risk of homelessness, incarceration, or other similar outcomes; and (ii) connect such youth in care and young adults to the appropriate supportive services and treatment programs to stabilize them during their transition out of State care. Under the interagency agreement, the agencies listed in subsection (a) shall determine how best to provide the following supportive services to youth in care and young adults who are at risk of homelessness, incarceration, or other similar outcomes:
        (1) Housing support.
        (2) Educational support.
        (3) Employment support.
    (c) On January 1, 2021, and each January 1 thereafter, the agencies listed in subsection (a) shall submit a report to the General Assembly on the following:
        (1) The number of youth in care and young adults who
    
were intercepted during the reporting period and the supportive services and treatment programs they were connected with to prevent homelessness, incarnation, or other negative outcomes.
        (2) The duration of the services the youth in care
    
and young adults received in order to stabilize them during their transition out of State care.
    (d) Outcomes and data reported annually to the General Assembly. On January 1, 2021 and each January 1 thereafter, the Department of Children and Family Services shall submit a report to the General Assembly on the following:
        (1) The number of youth in care and young adults who
    
are aging out or have aged out of State care during the reporting period.
        (2) The length and type of services that were offered
    
to the youth in care and young adults reported under paragraph (1) and the status of those youth in care and young adults.
(Source: P.A. 101-167, eff. 7-26-19.)