Bill Text: IL SB1808 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly | Engrossed


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: Partisan Bill (Democrat 17-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-05-16 - Added Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz [SB1808 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2019-SB1808-Engrossed.html



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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 42 as follows:
6 (20 ILCS 505/42 new)
7 Sec. 42. Intergovernmental agreement; transitioning youth
8in care.
9 (a) In order to intercept and divert youth in care from
10experiencing homelessness, incarceration, unemployment, and
11other similar outcomes, within 180 days after the effective
12date of this amendatory Act of the 101st General Assembly, the
13Department of Children and Family Services, the Department of
14Human Services, the Department of Healthcare and Family
15Services, the Illinois State Board of Education, the Department
16of Juvenile Justice, the Department of Corrections, the
17Illinois Urban Development Authority, and the Department of
18Public Health shall enter into an interagency agreement for the
19purpose of providing preventive services to youth in care and
20young adults who are aging out of or have recently aged out of
21the custody or guardianship of the Department of Children and
22Family Services.
23 (b) The intergovernmental agreement shall require the

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1agencies listed in subsection (a) to: (i) establish an
2interagency liaison to review cases of youth in care and young
3adults who are at risk of homelessness, incarceration, or other
4similar outcomes; and (ii) connect such youth in care and young
5adults to the appropriate supportive services and treatment
6programs to stabilize them during their transition out of State
7care. Under the interagency agreement, the agencies listed in
8subsection (a) shall determine how best to provide the
9following supportive services to youth in care and young adults
10who are at risk of homelessness, incarceration, or other
11similar outcomes:
12 (1) Housing support.
13 (2) Educational support.
14 (3) Employment support.
15 (c) On January 1, 2021, and each January 1 thereafter, the
16agencies listed in subsection (a) shall submit a report to the
17General Assembly on the following:
18 (1) The number of youth in care and young adults who
19 were intercepted during the reporting period and the
20 supportive services and treatment programs they were
21 connected with to prevent homelessness, incarnation, or
22 other negative outcomes.
23 (2) The duration of the services the youth in care and
24 young adults received in order to stabilize them during
25 their transition out of State care.
26 (d) Outcomes and data reported annually to the General

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1Assembly. On January 1, 2021 and each January 1 thereafter, the
2Department of Children and Family Services shall submit a
3report to the General Assembly on the following:
4 (1) The number of youth in care and young adults who
5 are aging out or have aged out of State care during the
6 reporting period.
7 (2) The length and type of services that were offered
8 to the youth in care and young adults reported under
9 paragraph (1) and the status of those youth in care and
10 young adults.
11 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
12becoming law.
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