ACEVEDO AND YARBROUGH.
WOMEN OFFENDERS-TREATMENT PROG
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that the
sheriff in a county with more than 3,000,000 inhabitants, with the
approval of the county board, may operate a residential and
transition treatment program for women established by the Department
of Corrections. Provides that the program is an alternative to
imprisonment in the penitentiary for women who have been convicted of
specified non-violent felonies. Establishes other conditions of
eligibility for the program and provides sanctions for failure to
complete the program or violating the conditions of the program.
Provides that the program may include a substance abuse treatment
program designed for women offenders, mental health, trauma, and
medical treatment; parenting skills and family relationship
counseling, preparation for a GED or vocational certificate; life
skills program; job readiness and job skill training, and a community
transition development plan. Provides that the Department of
Corrections or the sheriff may terminate the programs at any time by
mutual agreement or with 30 days prior written notice by either the
Department of Corrections or the sheriff.
FISCAL NOTE (Department of Corrections)
Fiscal impact and impact on the corrections population is
CORRECTIONAL NOTE (Department of Corrections)
Same as DOC fiscal note.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Provides that the State shall fund the pilot program, if the
county establishes it, from moneys appropriated by the General
Assembly to the county for that purpose.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Provides that the sheriff in a county with more than 3,000,000
inhabitants may operate a residential and transition treatment program
for women established by the Illinois Department of Corrections, if
funding has been provided by federal, local, or private entities.
Provides that a county with more than 3,000,000 inhabitants is
authorized to apply for funding from federal, local, or private
entities to create a Residential and Treatment Program for Women.
Provides that the program may not go into effect until the funding
is secured for the program and the program has been established.
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 92-0806
Last action date: AUG-21-2002
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 1
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