Public Act 90-0139
SB790 Enrolled LRB9002788RCpk
AN ACT to amend the Violent Crime Victims Assistance Act
by changing Section 7.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
Section 5. The Violent Crime Victims Assistance Act is
amended by changing Section 7 as follows:
(725 ILCS 240/7) (from Ch. 70, par. 507)
Sec. 7. Administration of Fund. The Attorney General
shall administer the disbursement of monies collected by the
Fund in accordance with the following procedures.
(a) Any public or private nonprofit agency may apply to
the Attorney General for selection and funding as a victim
and witness assistance center pursuant to this Act.
(b) The Attorney General shall consider the following
factors together with any other circumstances he or she deems
appropriate in selecting applicants to receive funds and to
be designated as victim and witness assistance centers:
(1) Stated goals of applicants;
(2) Commitment and ability to provide the services
described in Section 8 of this Act;
(3) Number of people to be served and the needs of
(4) Evidence of community support;
(5) Organizational structure of the agency;
(6) Maximization of volunteers.
(c) After evaluation of all applicants, the Attorney
General shall select a number of applicants which the
Attorney General deems qualified under this Act for
designation to receive funding pursuant to this Act for the
establishment and operation of the centers. Funding
contracts shall be entered into by the Attorney General with
each designated applicant on an annual basis.
grant funds shall be made on a semi-annual basis. The
Attorney General may impose matching funds requirements on
grant recipients. The Attorney General may evaluate each
recipient prior to each semi-annual fund dispersal and cancel
the remaining term of any contract in which the recipient has
failed to meet the contract requirements or for any good
(Source: P.A. 87-743.)