§ 20 ILCS 505/1 The purpose of this Act is to create a Department of Children and …
§ 20 ILCS 505/1.1 This Act shall be known and may be cited as the Children and Family …
§ 20 ILCS 505/2 In addition to the powers and duties otherwise provided by law, the …
§ 20 ILCS 505/2.1 The Department shall ensure a sufficient number of placement and …
§ 20 ILCS 505/2.2 Annual reports on youth in care waiting for placement
§ 20 ILCS 505/3 To establish such subdivisions of the Department as shall be …
§ 20 ILCS 505/4 To make all rules necessary for the execution of its powers
§ 20 ILCS 505/4a (a) To administer child abuse prevention shelters and service …
§ 20 ILCS 505/4b Youth transitional housing programs
§ 20 ILCS 505/4c Temporary residential shelter services
§ 20 ILCS 505/4d Definition
§ 20 ILCS 505/4e Prohibited restraints for youth in care during transport
§ 20 ILCS 505/5 Direct child welfare services; Department of Children and Family Services
§ 20 ILCS 505/5a Reimbursable services for which the Department of Children and Family …
§ 20 ILCS 505/5b Child Care and Development Fund; Department of Human Services
§ 20 ILCS 505/5c Direct child welfare service employee license
§ 20 ILCS 505/5d The Direct Child Welfare Service Employee License Board
§ 20 ILCS 505/5e Advocacy Office for Children and Families
§ 20 ILCS 505/5.05 Victims of sex trafficking
§ 20 ILCS 505/5.10 Direct child welfare services; Department of Human Services
§ 20 ILCS 505/5.15 Daycare; Department of Human Services
§ 20 ILCS 505/5.20 Child care for former public aid recipients; Department of Human …
§ 20 ILCS 505/5.25 Behavioral health services
§ 20 ILCS 505/5.30 Specialized care
§ 20 ILCS 505/5.35 Residential services; rates
§ 20 ILCS 505/5.40 Multi-dimensional treatment foster care
§ 20 ILCS 505/5.45 Managed care plan services
§ 20 ILCS 505/5f Reimbursement rates
§ 20 ILCS 505/6 The Department shall not authorize payment under Section 5 or accept …
§ 20 ILCS 505/6.5 Children; methamphetamine; protocol
§ 20 ILCS 505/6a Case plan
§ 20 ILCS 505/6b Case tracking system
§ 20 ILCS 505/6b-1 Maintaining and tracking information on guardians ad litem
§ 20 ILCS 505/6c Parental inquiry
§ 20 ILCS 505/7 Placement of children; considerations
§ 20 ILCS 505/7.1 One Church One Child Advisory Board
§ 20 ILCS 505/7.3 Placement plan
§ 20 ILCS 505/7.3a Normalcy parenting for children in foster care; participation in childhood activities
§ 20 ILCS 505/7.4 Development and preservation of sibling relationships for children in …
§ 20 ILCS 505/7.5 Notice of post-adoption reunion services
§ 20 ILCS 505/7.7 Limit on multiple placements
§ 20 ILCS 505/7.8 Home safety checklist; aftercare services; immunization checks
§ 20 ILCS 505/8 Scholarships and fee waivers; tuition waiver
§ 20 ILCS 505/8a No otherwise qualified child with a disability receiving special …
§ 20 ILCS 505/8b No homeless person eligible to receive benefits or services from the …
§ 20 ILCS 505/8.1 Foster Youth Summer Internship Pilot Program
§ 20 ILCS 505/9 To exercise executive and administrative supervision over all …
§ 20 ILCS 505/9.1 The parents or guardians of the estates of children accepted for care …
§ 20 ILCS 505/9.2 The Department shall have authority to enter into agreements with …
§ 20 ILCS 505/9.3 Declarations by Parents and Guardians
§ 20 ILCS 505/9.4 Investigation and Determination
§ 20 ILCS 505/9.5 Notice of Parental Payments Due
§ 20 ILCS 505/9.6 Parental Payments
§ 20 ILCS 505/9.7 Alternative Actions to Enforce Parental Payments Due
§ 20 ILCS 505/9.8 Court Enforcement
§ 20 ILCS 505/9.8a Child Welfare Litigation Division
§ 20 ILCS 505/9.9 Review under Administrative Review Law
§ 20 ILCS 505/10 To establish and operate in the regions of the State additional …
§ 20 ILCS 505/11 To appoint and remove the superintendents of the institutions …
§ 20 ILCS 505/11.1 Department employees; restrictions
§ 20 ILCS 505/12 (a) To provide supervision, housing accommodations, board or the …
§ 20 ILCS 505/12.1 To cooperate with the State Board of Education and the Department of …
§ 20 ILCS 505/12.2 To cooperate with the Department of Human Services in any programs or …
§ 20 ILCS 505/17 Youth and Community Services Program
§ 20 ILCS 505/17a-2 Local boards and service systems; Department of Human Services. The …
§ 20 ILCS 505/17a-3 Annual community youth service plan; Department of Human Services. …
§ 20 ILCS 505/17a-4 Grants for community-based youth services; Department of Human Services
§ 20 ILCS 505/17a-5 The Department of Human Services shall be successor to the Department …
§ 20 ILCS 505/17a-6 (A) Personnel exercising the rights, powers and duties in the …
§ 20 ILCS 505/17a-7 Units of General Local Government – Agreements for Funds
§ 20 ILCS 505/17a-8 Agreements for Cooperative Action by Units of General Local …
§ 20 ILCS 505/17a-9 Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission
§ 20 ILCS 505/17a-10 The Department of Human Services may administer unified delinquency …
§ 20 ILCS 505/17a-11 Governor’s Youth Services Initiative
§ 20 ILCS 505/17a-13 The Department shall establish a minimum of 3 citizen review panels …
§ 20 ILCS 505/17a-15 Community service programs; Department of Human Services
§ 20 ILCS 505/20 To control the admission and transfer of persons in the programs of …
§ 20 ILCS 505/21 Investigative powers; training
§ 20 ILCS 505/21.1 In any proceeding in which the Department of Children and Family …
§ 20 ILCS 505/21.2 Child welfare training academy
§ 20 ILCS 505/21.2a The Department of Children and Family Services’ Child Protection Training Academy
§ 20 ILCS 505/21.5 Training; advice to subjects of investigation
§ 20 ILCS 505/22 To receive, hold, distribute and use for indicated purposes and the …
§ 20 ILCS 505/22.1 Grants-in-aid for child care services; Department of Human Services
§ 20 ILCS 505/22.2 To provide training programs for the provision of foster care and …
§ 20 ILCS 505/22.3 To provide human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing for any child …
§ 20 ILCS 505/22.4 Low-interest loans for child care facilities; Department of Human …
§ 20 ILCS 505/23 To make agreements with any other department, authority or commission …
§ 20 ILCS 505/24 To direct the expenditure of all money which has been or may be …
§ 20 ILCS 505/25 Grants, gifts, or legacies; Putative Father Registry fees
§ 20 ILCS 505/29 To establish, maintain and operate cemeteries in connection with the …
§ 20 ILCS 505/30 To prescribe and require surety bonds from any officer or employee …
§ 20 ILCS 505/31 To keep, for each institution under the jurisdiction of the …
§ 20 ILCS 505/32 To keep, for each institution under the jurisdiction of the …
§ 20 ILCS 505/34 To report annually in writing to the Governor, on or before the first …
§ 20 ILCS 505/34.1 To report to the appropriate local law enforcement agency, the …
§ 20 ILCS 505/34.2 To conduct meetings in each service region between local youth …
§ 20 ILCS 505/34.3 To conduct supervisory reviews of cases handled by caseworkers and …
§ 20 ILCS 505/34.4 To enter into referral agreements, on its own behalf and on behalf of …
§ 20 ILCS 505/34.5 To make such inquiry as may be appropriate, in any intake or …
§ 20 ILCS 505/34.6 To submit to the General Assembly no later than March 1 of each year …
§ 20 ILCS 505/34.7 To ensure that persons knowledgeable in the causes and treatment of …
§ 20 ILCS 505/34.9 The Department may, in conjunction with colleges or universities in …
§ 20 ILCS 505/34.10 Home child care demonstration project; conversion and renovation …
§ 20 ILCS 505/34.11 Lou Jones Grandparent Child Care Program
§ 20 ILCS 505/34.12 Federal family resource and support program grants
§ 20 ILCS 505/35 No officer, agent or employee of the Department of Children and …
§ 20 ILCS 505/35.1 The case and clinical records of patients in Department supervised …
§ 20 ILCS 505/35.2 If a child has been found to be an abused minor under Section 4-8 of …
§ 20 ILCS 505/35.3 Confidentiality of foster parent identifying information
§ 20 ILCS 505/35.5 Inspector General
§ 20 ILCS 505/35.6 State-wide toll-free telephone number
§ 20 ILCS 505/35.7 Error Reduction Implementations Plans; Inspector General
§ 20 ILCS 505/35.8 Grandparent and great-grandparent visitation rules; review
§ 20 ILCS 505/35.9 Visitation privileges; grandparents and great-grandparents
§ 20 ILCS 505/35.10 Documents necessary for adult living
§ 20 ILCS 505/36 Transfer to DCFS (1964)
§ 20 ILCS 505/37 Internal oversight review and unified report
§ 20 ILCS 505/37a Cross-agency prequalification and master service agreements
§ 20 ILCS 505/38 Should any court of competent jurisdiction hold any section, …
§ 20 ILCS 505/39 The provisions for repeal contained in this Act shall not in any way …
§ 20 ILCS 505/39.1 Kinship Navigator Act
§ 20 ILCS 505/39.2 Illinois Children’s Justice Task Force
§ 20 ILCS 505/39.3 Suggestion boxes
§ 20 ILCS 505/40 Sections 33, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39 40, 41 and 42 of “An Act codifying …
§ 20 ILCS 505/41 Department of Children and Family Services to submit quarterly reports to the General Assembly
§ 20 ILCS 505/41.5 Racial disparities reports
§ 20 ILCS 505/42 Foster care survey
§ 20 ILCS 505/43 Intergovernmental agreement; transitioning youth in care
§ 20 ILCS 505/44 Pat McGuire Child Welfare Education Fellowship Pilot Program

Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes > 20 ILCS 505 - Children and Family Services Act

  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • 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.
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • 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.
  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • County board: means the board of county commissioners in counties not under township organization, and the board of supervisors in counties under township organization, and the board of commissioners of Cook County. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.07
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • decree: is synonymous with the word "judgment". See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.24
  • 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:
  • Electronic funds transfer: The transfer of money between accounts by consumer electronic systems-such as automated teller machines (ATMs) and electronic payment of bills-rather than by check or cash. (Wire transfers, checks, drafts, and paper instruments do not fall into this category.) Source: OCC
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Freedom of Information Act: A federal law that mandates that all the records created and kept by federal agencies in the executive branch of government must be open for public inspection and copying. The only exceptions are those records that fall into one of nine exempted categories listed in the statute. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Legacy: A gift of property made by will.
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Minority leader: See Floor Leaders
  • 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
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • 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
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Probation officers: Screen applicants for pretrial release and monitor convicted offenders released under court supervision.
  • 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.
  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
  • 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
  • Right of survivorship: The ownership rights that result in the acquisition of title to property by reason of having survived other co-owners.
  • 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.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Tenancy by the entirety: A type of joint tenancy between husband and wife that is recognized in some States. Neither party can sever the joint tenancy relationship; when a spouse dies, the survivor acquires full title to the property.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC
  • 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
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.