§ 1 The purpose of this Act is to create a Department of Children and …
§ 1.1 This Act shall be known and may be cited as the Children and Family …
§ 2 In addition to the powers and duties otherwise provided by law, the …
§ 2.1 The Department shall ensure a sufficient number of placement and …
§ 2.2 Annual reports on youth in care waiting for placement
§ 3 To establish such subdivisions of the Department as shall be …
§ 4 To make all rules necessary for the execution of its powers
§ 4a (a) To administer child abuse prevention shelters and service …
§ 4b Youth transitional housing programs
§ 4c Temporary residential shelter services
§ 4d Definition
§ 5 Direct child welfare services; Department of Children and Family Services
§ 5a Reimbursable services for which the Department of Children and Family …
§ 5b Child Care and Development Fund; Department of Human Services
§ 5c Direct child welfare service employee license
§ 5d The Direct Child Welfare Service Employee License Board
§ 5e Advocacy Office for Children and Families
§ 5.05 Victims of sex trafficking
§ 5.10 Direct child welfare services; Department of Human Services
§ 5.15 Daycare; Department of Human Services
§ 5.20 Child care for former public aid recipients; Department of Human …
§ 5.25 Behavioral health services
§ 5.30 Specialized care
§ 5.35 Residential services; rates
§ 5.40 Multi-dimensional treatment foster care
§ 6 The Department shall not authorize payment under Section 5 or accept …
§ 6.5 Children; methamphetamine; protocol
§ 6a Case plan
§ 6b Case tracking system
§ 6c Parental inquiry
§ 7 Placement of children; considerations
§ 7.1 One Church One Child Advisory Board
§ 7.3 Placement plan
§ 7.3a Normalcy parenting for children in foster care; participation in childhood activities
§ 7.4 Development and preservation of sibling relationships for children in …
§ 7.5 Notice of post-adoption reunion services
§ 7.7 Limit on multiple placements
§ 8 Scholarships and fee waivers
§ 8a No otherwise qualified child with a disability receiving special …
§ 8b No homeless person eligible to receive benefits or services from the …
§ 8.1 Foster Youth Summer Internship Pilot Program
§ 9 To exercise executive and administrative supervision over all …
§ 9.1 The parents or guardians of the estates of children accepted for care …
§ 9.2 The Department shall have authority to enter into agreements with …
§ 9.3 Declarations by Parents and Guardians
§ 9.4 Investigation and Determination
§ 9.5 Notice of Parental Payments Due
§ 9.6 Parental Payments
§ 9.7 Alternative Actions to Enforce Parental Payments Due
§ 9.8 Court Enforcement
§ 9.8a Child Welfare Litigation Division
§ 9.9 Review under Administrative Review Law
§ 10 To establish and operate in the regions of the State additional …
§ 11 To appoint and remove the superintendents of the institutions …
§ 11.1 Department employees; restrictions
§ 12 (a) To provide supervision, housing accommodations, board or the …
§ 12.1 To cooperate with the State Board of Education and the Department of …
§ 12.2 To cooperate with the Department of Human Services in any programs or …
§ 17 Youth and Community Services Program
§ 17a-2 Local boards and service systems; Department of Human Services. The …
§ 17a-3 Annual community youth service plan; Department of Human Services. …
§ 17a-4 Grants for community-based youth services; Department of Human Services
§ 17a-5 The Department of Human Services shall be successor to the Department …
§ 17a-6 (A) Personnel exercising the rights, powers and duties in the …
§ 17a-7 Units of General Local Government – Agreements for Funds
§ 17a-8 Agreements for Cooperative Action by Units of General Local …
§ 17a-9 Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission
§ 17a-10 The Department of Human Services may administer unified delinquency …
§ 17a-11 Governor’s Youth Services Initiative
§ 17a-13 The Department shall establish a minimum of 3 citizen review panels …
§ 17a-15 Community service programs; Department of Human Services
§ 20 To control the admission and transfer of persons in the programs of …
§ 21 Investigative powers; training
§ 21.1 In any proceeding in which the Department of Children and Family …
§ 21.2 Child welfare training academy
§ 21.5 Training; advice to subjects of investigation
§ 22 To receive, hold, distribute and use for indicated purposes and the …
§ 22.1 Grants-in-aid for child care services; Department of Human Services
§ 22.2 To provide training programs for the provision of foster care and …
§ 22.3 To provide human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing for any child …
§ 22.4 Low-interest loans for child care facilities; Department of Human …
§ 23 To make agreements with any other department, authority or commission …
§ 24 To direct the expenditure of all money which has been or may be …
§ 25 Grants, gifts, or legacies; Putative Father Registry fees
§ 29 To establish, maintain and operate cemeteries in connection with the …
§ 30 To prescribe and require surety bonds from any officer or employee …
§ 31 To keep, for each institution under the jurisdiction of the …
§ 32 To keep, for each institution under the jurisdiction of the …
§ 34 To report annually in writing to the Governor, on or before the first …
§ 34.1 To report to the appropriate local law enforcement agency, the …
§ 34.2 To conduct meetings in each service region between local youth …
§ 34.3 To conduct supervisory reviews of cases handled by caseworkers and …
§ 34.4 To enter into referral agreements, on its own behalf and on behalf of …
§ 34.5 To make such inquiry as may be appropriate, in any intake or …
§ 34.6 To submit to the General Assembly no later than March 1 of each year …
§ 34.7 To ensure that persons knowledgeable in the causes and treatment of …
§ 34.9 The Department may, in conjunction with colleges or universities in …
§ 34.10 Home child care demonstration project; conversion and renovation …
§ 34.11 Lou Jones Grandparent Child Care Program
§ 34.12 Federal family resource and support program grants
§ 35 No officer, agent or employee of the Department of Children and …
§ 35.1 The case and clinical records of patients in Department supervised …
§ 35.2 If a child has been found to be an abused minor under Section 4-8 of …
§ 35.3 Confidentiality of foster parent identifying information
§ 35.5 Inspector General
§ 35.6 State-wide toll-free telephone number
§ 35.7 Error Reduction Implementations Plans; Inspector General
§ 35.8 Grandparent and great-grandparent visitation rules; review
§ 35.9 Visitation privileges; grandparents and great-grandparents
§ 36 Transfer to DCFS (1964)
§ 37 Internal oversight review and unified report
§ 37a Cross-agency prequalification and master service agreements
§ 38 Should any court of competent jurisdiction hold any section, …
§ 39 The provisions for repeal contained in this Act shall not in any way …
§ 39.1 Kinship Navigator Act
§ 39.2 Illinois Children’s Justice Task Force
§ 39.3 Suggestion boxes
§ 40 Sections 33, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39 40, 41 and 42 of “An Act codifying …

Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes > 20 ILCS 505

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Bequeath: To gift property by will.
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Case law: The law as laid down in cases that have been decided in the decisions of the courts.
  • Charity: An agency, institution, or organization in existence and operating for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons and conducted for educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other beneficent purposes.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Cross examine: Questioning of a witness by the attorney for the other side.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Embezzlement: In most states, embezzlement is defined as theft/larceny of assets (money or property) by a person in a position of trust or responsibility over those assets. Embezzlement typically occurs in the employment and corporate settings. Source: OCC
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Habeas corpus: A writ that is usually used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
  • Heretofore: means any time previous to the day on which the statute takes effect; and the word "hereafter" at any time after such day. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.17
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • Joint committee: Committees including membership from both houses of teh legislature. Joint committees are usually established with narrow jurisdictions and normally lack authority to report legislation.
  • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
  • Legacy: A gift of property made by will.
  • Legatee: A beneficiary of a decedent
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Minority leader: See Floor Leaders
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Month: means a calendar month, and the word "year" a calendar year unless otherwise expressed; and the word "year" alone, is equivalent to the expression "year of our Lord. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.10
  • National Bank: A bank that is subject to the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. A national bank can be recognized because it must have "national" or "national association" in its name. Source: OCC
  • oath: shall be deemed to include an affirmation, and the word "sworn" shall be construed to include the word "affirmed. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.12
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Person under legal disability: means a person 18 years or older who (a) because of mental deterioration or physical incapacity is not fully able to manage his or her person or estate, or (b) is a person with mental illness or is a person with developmental disabilities and who because of his or her mental illness or developmental disability is not fully able to manage his or her person or estate, or (c) because of gambling, idleness, debauchery or excessive use of intoxicants or drugs, so spends or wastes his or her estate as to expose himself or herself or his or her family to want or suffering. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.06
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Probation officers: Screen applicants for pretrial release and monitor convicted offenders released under court supervision.
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • Revolving credit: A credit agreement (typically a credit card) that allows a customer to borrow against a preapproved credit line when purchasing goods and services. The borrower is only billed for the amount that is actually borrowed plus any interest due. (Also called a charge account or open-end credit.) Source: OCC
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Units of local government: has the meaning established in Section 1 of Article VII of the Constitution of the State of Illinois of 1970. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.28
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.