Bill Text: IL HB2457 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Amends the Children and Family Services Act. Requires the Department of Children and Family Services to provide support services to every child in its care. Provides that "support services" refers to an individually designed set of services and supports provided to children and their families that includes treatment services, personal support services, or any other supports necessary to foster education preparedness, employability, and preservation of the child in the family home. Requires support services to be developed through a collaborative approach between the Department, the child, if aged 14 years or older, the child's parent or guardian, other service providers or State agencies that work with children or youth, schools, extended family and friends, and any other persons that the child or family identifies as integral to the child's social, mental, or emotional development. Requires the Department to determine by rule the specific types of support services available to children and families served by the Department, including, but not limited to, medical services, mental health services, substance abuse services, job training and career education services, and self-sufficiency planning. Amends the Programs of the Department of Juvenile Justice Article of the Unified Code of Corrections to add substantially similar requirements for the Department of Juvenile Justice.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-06-25 - Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate [HB2457 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB2457-Introduced.html


100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2017 and 2018
HB2457

Introduced , by Rep. Mary E. Flowers

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
20 ILCS 505/5f new
730 ILCS 5/3-9-8 new

Amends the Children and Family Services Act. Requires the Department of Children and Family Services to provide support services to every child in its care. Provides that "support services" refers to an individually designed set of services and supports provided to children and their families that includes treatment services, personal support services, or any other supports necessary to foster education preparedness, employability, and preservation of the child in the family home. Requires support services to be developed through a collaborative approach between the Department, the child, if aged 14 years or older, the child's parent or guardian, other service providers or State agencies that work with children or youth, schools, extended family and friends, and any other persons that the child or family identifies as integral to the child's social, mental, or emotional development. Requires the Department to determine by rule the specific types of support services available to children and families served by the Department, including, but not limited to, medical services, mental health services, substance abuse services, job training and career education services, and self-sufficiency planning. Amends the Programs of the Department of Juvenile Justice Article of the Unified Code of Corrections to add substantially similar requirements for the Department of Juvenile Justice.
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FISCAL NOTE ACT MAY APPLY

A BILL FOR

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1 AN ACT concerning State government.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The Children and Family Services Act is amended
5by adding Section 5f as follows:
6 (20 ILCS 505/5f new)
7 Sec. 5f. Support services. To better meet the needs of
8children and families by utilizing their strengths, the
9Department shall provide support services to every child in its
10care. As used in this Section, "support services" refers to an
11individually designed set of services and supports provided to
12children and their families that includes treatment services,
13personal support services, or any other supports necessary to
14foster education preparedness, employability, and preservation
15of the child in the family home. Support services shall be
16developed through a collaborative approach between the
17Department, the child, if aged 14 years or older, the child's
18parent or guardian, other service providers or State agencies
19that work with children or youth, schools, extended family and
20friends, and any other persons that the child or family
21identifies as integral to the child's social, mental, or
22emotional development. The Department shall determine by rule
23the specific types of support services available to children

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1and families served by the Department, including, but not
2limited to, medical services, mental health services,
3substance abuse services, job training and career education
4services, and self-sufficiency planning. The Department may
5adopt any rules necessary to implement this Section.
6 Section 10. The Unified Code of Corrections is amended by
7adding Section 3-9-8 as follows:
8 (730 ILCS 5/3-9-8 new)
9 Sec. 3-9-8. Support services. To better meet the needs of
10youth and families by utilizing their strengths, the Department
11of Juvenile Justice shall provide support services to every
12youth in its care. As used in this Section, "support services"
13refers to an individually designed set of services and supports
14provided to children and their families that includes treatment
15services, personal support services, or any other supports
16necessary to foster education preparedness, employability, and
17preservation of the child in the family home. Support services
18shall be developed through a collaborative approach between the
19Department, the youth, the youth's parent or guardian, other
20service providers or State agencies that work with children or
21youth, schools, extended family and friends, and any other
22persons that the youth or family identifies as integral to the
23youth's social, mental, or emotional development. The
24Department shall determine by rule the specific types of

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1support services available to youth and families served by the
2Department, including, but not limited to, medical services,
3mental health services, substance abuse services, job training
4and career education services, and self-sufficiency planning.
5The Department may adopt any rules necessary to implement this
6Section.
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