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(705 ILCS 405/3-7)
(from Ch. 37, par. 803-7)
Taking into temporary custody.
(1) A law enforcement officer may, without a warrant, take into
temporary custody a minor (a) whom the officer with reasonable cause
believes to be a minor requiring authoritative intervention; (b) who has been
adjudged a ward of the court and has escaped from any commitment ordered by
the court under this Act; (c) who is found in any street or public place
suffering from any sickness or injury which requires care, medical
treatment or hospitalization; or (d) whom the officer with reasonable cause believes to be a minor in need of supervision under Section 3-40.
(2) Whenever a petition has been filed under Section 3-15 and the
court finds that the conduct and behavior of the minor may endanger the
health, person, welfare, or property of himself or others or that the
circumstances of his home environment may endanger his health, person,
welfare or property, a warrant may be issued immediately to take the minor
(3) The taking of a minor into temporary custody under this Section is
not an arrest nor does it constitute a police record.
(4) No minor taken into temporary custody shall be placed in a jail,
municipal lockup, detention center, or secure correctional facility.
(Source: P.A. 96-1087, eff. 1-1-11; 97-333, eff. 8-12-11.)