Comments: IL SB1808 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends the Children and Family Services Act. Provides that in order to intercept and divert youth in care from experiencing homelessness, incarceration, unemployment, and other similar outcomes the Department of Children and Family Services and several specified agencies shall enter into an interagency agreement for the purpose of providing preventive services to youth in care and young adults who are aging-out of or have recently aged out of the custody or guardianship of the Department. Provides that the intergovernmental agreement shall require the Department and the other specified agencies to: (i) establish an interagency liaison to review cases of at-risk youth in care and young adults; and (ii) connect such youth in care and young adults to the appropriate supportive services and treatment programs to stabilize them during their transition out of State care. Requires the Department and the other specified agencies to determine how best to provide housing, education, and employment services to at-risk youth in care and young adults. Requires the Department and other agencies to submit annual reports to the General Assembly on: (1) the number of youth in care and young adults who were intercepted during the reporting period and the supportive services and treatment programs they were connected with; and (2) the duration of the services such youth received in order to stabilize them during their transition out of State care. Requires the Department to submit annual reports to the General Assembly on: (a) the number of youth in care and young adults who are aging out or have aged out of State care during the reporting period; and (b) the length and type of services that were offered to such and the youth's status. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 17-1)

Status: (Enrolled) 2019-05-23 - Passed Both Houses [SB1808 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [HTML]

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