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(725 ILCS 203/15)
Sexual assault incident policies.
(a) On or before January 1, 2018, every law enforcement agency shall develop, adopt, and implement written policies regarding procedures for incidents of sexual assault or sexual abuse consistent with the guidelines developed under subsection (b) of this Section. In developing these policies, each law enforcement agency is encouraged to consult with other law enforcement agencies, sexual assault advocates, and sexual assault nurse examiners with expertise in recognizing and handling sexual assault and sexual abuse incidents. These policies must include mandatory sexual assault and sexual abuse response training as required in Section 10.21 of the Illinois Police Training Act and Sections 2605-51 and 2605-53 of the Illinois State Police Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois.
(a-5) On or before January 1, 2021, every law enforcement agency shall revise and implement its written policies regarding procedures for incidents of sexual assault or sexual abuse consistent with the guideline revisions developed under subsection (b-5) of this Section.
(b) On or before July 1, 2017, the Office of the Attorney General, in consultation with the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board and the Illinois State Police, shall develop and make available to each law enforcement agency, comprehensive guidelines for creation of a law enforcement agency policy on evidence-based, trauma-informed, victim-centered sexual assault and sexual abuse response and investigation.
These guidelines shall include, but not be limited to the following:
(1) dispatcher or call taker response;
(2) responding officer duties;
(3) duties of officers investigating sexual assaults
(4) supervisor duties;
(5) report writing;
(6) reporting methods;
(7) victim interviews;
(8) evidence collection;
(9) sexual assault medical forensic examinations;
(10) suspect interviews;
(11) suspect forensic exams;
(12) witness interviews;
(13) sexual assault response and resource teams, if
(14) working with victim advocates;
(15) working with prosecutors;
(16) victims' rights;
(17) victim notification; and
(18) consideration for specific populations or
(b-5) On or before January 1, 2020, the Office of the Attorney General, in consultation with the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board and the Illinois State Police, shall revise the comprehensive guidelines developed under subsection (b) to include responding to victims who are under 13 years of age at the time the sexual assault or sexual abuse occurred.
(Source: P.A. 102-538, eff. 8-20-21.)