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(730 ILCS 5/3-2.5-20)
General powers and duties.
(a) In addition to the powers, duties, and responsibilities which are otherwise provided by law or transferred to the Department as a result of this Article, the Department, as determined by the Director, shall have, but are not limited to, the following rights, powers, functions and duties:
(1) To accept juveniles committed to it by the courts
of this State for care, custody, treatment, and rehabilitation.
(2) To maintain and administer all State juvenile
correctional institutions previously under the control of the Juvenile and Women's & Children Divisions of the Department of Corrections, and to establish and maintain institutions as needed to meet the needs of the youth committed to its care.
(3) To identify the need for and recommend the
funding and implementation of an appropriate mix of programs and services within the juvenile justice continuum, including but not limited to prevention, nonresidential and residential commitment programs, day treatment, and conditional release programs and services, with the support of educational, vocational, alcohol, drug abuse, and mental health services where appropriate.
(3.5) To assist youth committed to the Department of
Juvenile Justice under the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 with successful reintegration into society, the Department shall retain custody and control of all adjudicated delinquent juveniles released under Section 3-2.5-85 or 3-3-10 of this Code, shall provide a continuum of post-release treatment and services to those youth, and shall supervise those youth during their release period in accordance with the conditions set by the Department or the Prisoner Review Board.
(4) To establish and provide transitional and
post-release treatment programs for juveniles committed to the Department. Services shall include but are not limited to:
(i) family and individual counseling and
(ii) referral services to any other State or
(iii) mental health services;
(iv) educational services;
(v) family counseling services; and
(vi) substance abuse services.
(5) To access vital records of juveniles for the
purposes of providing necessary documentation for transitional services such as obtaining identification, educational enrollment, employment, and housing.
(6) To develop staffing and workload standards and
coordinate staff development and training appropriate for juvenile populations.
(6.5) To develop policies and procedures promoting
family engagement and visitation appropriate for juvenile populations.
(7) To develop, with the approval of the Office of
the Governor and the Governor's Office of Management and Budget, annual budget requests.
(8) To administer the Interstate Compact for
Juveniles, with respect to all juveniles under its jurisdiction, and to cooperate with the Department of Human Services with regard to all non-offender juveniles subject to the Interstate Compact for Juveniles.
(9) To decide the date of release on aftercare for
youth committed to the Department under Section 5-750 of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987.
(10) To set conditions of aftercare release for all
youth committed to the Department under the Juvenile Court Act of 1987.
(b) The Department may employ personnel in accordance with the Personnel Code and Section 3-2.5-15 of this Code, provide facilities, contract for goods and services, and adopt rules as necessary to carry out its functions and purposes, all in accordance with applicable State and federal law.
(c) On and after the date 6 months after August 16, 2013 (the effective date of Public Act 98-488), as provided in the Executive Order 1 (2012) Implementation Act, all of the powers, duties, rights, and responsibilities related to State healthcare purchasing under this Code that were transferred from the Department of Corrections to the Department of Healthcare and Family Services by Executive Order 3 (2005) are transferred back to the Department of Corrections; however, powers, duties, rights, and responsibilities related to State healthcare purchasing under this Code that were exercised by the Department of Corrections before the effective date of Executive Order 3 (2005) but that pertain to individuals resident in facilities operated by the Department of Juvenile Justice are transferred to the Department of Juvenile Justice.
(Source: P.A. 101-219, eff. 1-1-20