(a) The Advisory Commission shall have the following responsibilities:
     (1) To study the operation of all Illinois laws, practices, agencies and organizations which affect victims of crime including but not limited to the Crime Victims Compensation Act;

Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes 725 ILCS 240/5

  • State: when applied to different parts of the United States, may be construed to include the District of Columbia and the several territories, and the words "United States" may be construed to include the said district and territories. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.14

     (2) To promote and conduct studies, research, analysis and investigation of matters affecting the interests of crime victims;
     (3) To recommend legislation to develop and improve policies which promote the recognition of the legitimate rights, needs and interests of crime victims;
     (4) To serve as a clearinghouse for public information relating to crime victims’ problems and programs;
     (5) To coordinate, monitor and evaluate the activities of programs operating under this Act;
     (6) To make any necessary outreach efforts to encourage the development and maintenance of services throughout the State, with special attention to the regions and neighborhoods with the greatest need for victim assistance services;
     (7) To perform other activities, in cooperation with the Attorney General, which the Advisory Commission considers useful to the furtherance of the stated legislative intent;
     (8) To make an annual report to the General Assembly.
     (b) The Advisory Committee may also perform any of the functions enumerated in subparagraph (a) of this section relative to witnesses to crime.