Category Archives: Legislative Updates

Hearings Scheduled for Week of March 24

Bill # Sponsor Description Date HB4538 Elaine Nekritz JUV CT-ADULT PROS-HEARING March 24 HB4775 Jay Hoffman SCH CD-SUSPEND/EXPEL STUDENT March 24 HB4655 William Davis SCH CD-STUDENT DISCIPLINE March 24 SB2793 Toi W. Hutchinson SCH CD-SCH REPORT CARD-DISCIP March 25 HB5700 … Continue reading

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Bills Set for Hearing for Week of March 17, 2014

  Bill # Sponsor Description Date HB4413 Rita Mayfield DCEO-DHS-DOC-YOUTHBUILD GRANTS March 20 HB3224 La Shawn K. Ford JUV Ct-Provation March 20 HB4538 Elaine Nekritz JUV CT-Adult Pros-Hearing March 20 HB4496 Mary E. Flowers JUV CT-Court Review March 20 HB4775 … Continue reading

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Bills Set for Hearing for Week of 2/24/2014

    Bill # Sponsor Description Date HB4649 Barbara Flynn Currie MORTALITY REVIEW-MEMBERS Feb 25 HB3224 La Shawn K. Ford JUV Ct-Provation Feb 26 HB4417 Jay Hoffman PROBATION-PRETRIAL SERVICES Feb 26 HB4538 Elaine Nekritz JUV CT-Adult Pros-Hearing Feb 26 HB4496 … Continue reading

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Legislative Hearing on Juvenile Justice Reform

On Wednesday, October 30th, the Illinois House of Representatives Restorative Justice Committee met again to hold a subject matter hearing about reform in the state’s juvenile justice system.  Testimony was given by the IDJJ, legal experts, advocates, prison union members, … Continue reading

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HB 2404: Raising the Age of Juvenile Court Jurisdiction

** Updated May 14, 2013 The Illinois Senate voted May 14, 2013 to raise the age of juvenile court jurisdiction to 18, which means that 17-year-0lds charged with misdemeanors and nonviolent felonies will be tried and sentenced in juvenile court … Continue reading

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HB2401: Redeploy Illinois for Cook County

**Updated May 14, 2013 The Illinois Senate voted May 14, 2013 to approve HB2401. The bill heads next to Gov. Quinn for his signature. ** HB2401, which would allow Cook County to identify limited geographical areas within the county to … Continue reading

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IL House Ends Veto Session Without Challenging Quinn’s Prison Closure Plans

The Illinois House ended its veto session today without voting on a measure to override Gov. Quinn’s budget cuts that would close several state facilities, including the two juvenile prisons in Joliet and Murphysboro. The Senate voted last week in … Continue reading

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3/11/12 Legislative Update

JJI LEGISLATIVE UPDATE March 11, 2012 JUVENILE JUSTICE BILLS that have moved out of committee: SB2899 (Steans) – Redeploy IL in Cook – allows Cook to run a Redeploy program within a subset of the county (a geographic calendar, for … Continue reading

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February 20, 2012:

HB5492 (Gabel) – Juvenile Reentry Reform – This bill sets a time limit for juvenile parole, per the recommendation of the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission’s extensive Youth Reentry Improvement Report, October, 2011.  Currently, youth can be held on parole terms lasting until they … Continue reading

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HOUSE BILL 83 [Public Act 97-0362]

HB 83 (Public Act 97-0362) (Reps. Yarbrough-Gabel, Hermandez, Soto, D. Smith; Sen. A. Collins) codifies current best practice and research on what works to reduce repeat offending, by requiring juvenile courts to determine what services have been offered to minors and why … Continue reading

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