Bill Text: IL HB3904 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Chaptered

Bill Title: Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that the Department of Corrections shall establish a Women's Correctional Services Division under the authority of a Chief of Women's Correctional Services, which must be a Senior Public Service Administrator level position. Provides that the Chief of Women's Correctional Services shall be appointed by the Director of Corrections. Provides that the Chief of Women's Correctional Services shall have the same authority as the Chief of Operations that oversees all male prison facility operations. Provides that the Women's Correctional Services Division shall: (1) be accountable for management and oversight of the operations of all State women's correctional facilities; (2) be accountable for all Department of Corrections employees working with women under the custody of the Department in State women's correctional facilities; and (3) be accountable for all employees working in the Department of Corrections Parole Division that supervise women on mandatory supervised release and any contractors providing services to women in the custody of the Department or under the supervision of the Department in any capacity.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 46-12)

Status: (Passed) 2017-11-07 - Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Omar Aquino [HB3904 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB3904-Chaptered.html

Public Act 100-0527
HB3904 EnrolledLRB100 10096 RLC 20269 b
AN ACT concerning criminal law.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
Section 5. The Unified Code of Corrections is amended by
changing Section 3-2-3 and by adding Section 3-2-5.5 as
(730 ILCS 5/3-2-3) (from Ch. 38, par. 1003-2-3)
Sec. 3-2-3. Director; Appointment; Powers and Duties.
(a) The Department shall be administered by the Director of
Corrections who shall be appointed by the Governor in
accordance with The Civil Administrative Code of Illinois.
(b) The Director shall establish such Divisions within the
Department in addition to those established under Sections
Section 3-2-5 and 3-2-5.5 as shall be desirable and shall
assign to the various Divisions the responsibilities and duties
placed in the Department by the laws of this State.
(Source: P.A. 77-2097.)
(730 ILCS 5/3-2-5.5 new)
Sec. 3-2-5.5. Women's Division.
(a) As used in this Section:
"Gender-responsive" means taking into account gender
specific differences that have been identified in
women-centered research, including, but not limited to,
socialization, psychological development, strengths, risk
factors, pathways through systems, responses to treatment
intervention, and other unique gender specific needs
facing justice-involved women. Gender responsive policies,
practices, programs, and services shall be implemented in a
manner that is considered relational, culturally
competent, family-centered, holistic, strength-based, and
"Trauma-informed practices" means practices
incorporating gender violence research and the impact of
all forms of trauma in designing and implementing policies,
practices, processes, programs, and services that involve
understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects
of all types of trauma with emphasis on physical,
psychological, and emotional safety.
(b) The Department shall create a permanent Women's
Division under the direct supervision of the Director. The
Women's Division shall have statewide authority and
operational oversight for all of the Department's women's
correctional centers and women's adult transition centers.
(c) The Director shall appoint by and with the advice and
consent of the Senate a Chief Administrator for the Women's
Division who has received nationally recognized specialized
training in gender-responsive and trauma-informed practices.
The Chief Administrator shall be responsible for:
(1) management and supervision of all employees
assigned to the Women's Division correctional centers and
adult transition centers;
(2) development and implementation of evidenced-based,
gender-responsive, and trauma-informed practices that
govern Women's Division operations and programs;
(3) development of the Women's Division training,
orientation, and cycle curriculum, which shall be updated
as needed to align with gender responsive and
trauma-informed practices;
(4) training all staff assigned to the Women's Division
correctional centers and adult transition centers on
gender-responsive and trauma-informed practices;
(5) implementation of validated gender-responsive
classification and placement instruments;
(6) implementation of a gender-responsive risk,
assets, and needs assessment tool and case management
system for the Women's Division; and
(7) collaborating with the Chief Administrator of
Parole to ensure staff responsible for supervision of
females under mandatory supervised release are
appropriately trained in evidence-based practices in
community supervision, gender-responsive practices, and
trauma-informed practices.