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2006 Legislation Update: Juvenile Law (Abuse & Delinquency)
Summary: Amends the Probation and Probation Officers Act relating to the Redeploy Illinois Program. Provides that for any county or group of counties with a decrease of juvenile commitments of at least 25 percent, based on the average reductions of the prior three years, which are chosen to participate or continue as pilot sites, the Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board has the authority to reduce the required percentage of future commitments to achieve the purpose of the Program.
Case law in termination of parental rights matters
During 2006, the Supreme Court and Appellate Courts have clarified two grounds for termination of parental rights, and have discussed the behavior of the parent and of the social service agency in the process.
Recently, the debate over grandparent visitation rights was once again the focus of Illinois legislators. On July 14, 2006, Public Act 94-1026, which revamped certain provisions of section 607 of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (750 ILCS 5/607) relative to grandparent visitation, was approved by the legislature.
Letter from the Chair
What is in a name? Quite a bit as far as the Child Law Section Council is concerned.
Overview of DCFS investigations
This year over 70,000 people will call the Department of Children and Family Services hotline to report suspected abuse or neglect of a child.
Pro bono corner
Each newsletter, this section will provide information on pro bono opportunities available throughout the State of Illinois that focus on children.