Public Act 90-0139 of the 90th General Assembly

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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
    the community;
         (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.   Dispersal  of
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.)

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