HB 4781

  • Illinois House Bill
  • 103rd Regular Session
  • Introduced in House
  • House
  • Senate
  • Governor

Dcfs-Kinship In Demand

Abstract

Provides that the amendatory Act may be referred to as the Kinship in Demand (KIND) Act. Provides that the KIND Act creates the statutory vision and authority for the Department of Children and Family Services to execute a kin-first approach to service delivery and directs the juvenile courts to provide necessary oversight of the Department's obligations to maintain family connections and promote equitable opportunities for youth and families to thrive with relational permanence. Amends the Children and Family Services Act. Contains provisions concerning Department rules on relative, kinship, and licensed foster care; grants to subsidized guardians of hard-to-place children; a requirement on the Department to make reasonable efforts to place a child with a relative; documentation of the Department's reasons for failing to secure a relative placement; foster care maintenance payments for relatives who qualify for certification as a kinship caregiver home; subsidized guardianship support services for children and their guardians; certification and background checks on relative caregivers; annual reports regarding relative and kinship care placements; performance audits; and other matters. Amends the Child Care Act of 1969. Requires the Department to adopt standards for certifying kinship caregiver family homes that are different from licensing standards used for non-relative foster family homes. Contains provisions concerning background screenings of prospective kinship caregivers; a requirement that the Department assist relatives and prospective kinship caregivers with completing the steps required for approval as a kinship caregiver home; orientation activities for prospective kinship caregivers; Guardianship Assistance Program payments and services for relative caregivers; and other matters. Amends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Makes changes to provisions concerning "best interest" determinations; emergency placement of a minor with a willing relative pending a temporary custody hearing; court assessments on the Department's effort to place a minor with a relative; court ordered family-finding efforts; required notification to a minor's located relatives that the minor has been removed from the custody of the minor's parents; and other matters. Effective immediately.

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Apr 11, 2024

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Kevin John Olickal

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Yolonda Morris

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Maurice A. West, II

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Edgar Gonzalez, Jr.

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Lilian Jiménez

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Dagmara Avelar

Apr 10, 2024

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Norma Hernandez

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason

House

Recommends Do Pass Subcommittee/ Adoption & Child Welfare Committee; 004-000-000

House

Reported Back To Adoption & Child Welfare Committee;

Apr 05, 2024

House

Committee Deadline Extended-Rule 9(b) April 19, 2024

Apr 03, 2024

House

Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin

Apr 02, 2024

House

To Foster Care Placement Subcommittee

Mar 12, 2024

House

Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers

Mar 05, 2024

House

Assigned to Adoption & Child Welfare Committee

Feb 06, 2024

House

Referred to Rules Committee

House

First Reading

Feb 05, 2024

House

Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.

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