HB 3821

  • Illinois House Bill
  • 102nd Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Apr 21, 2021
  • Passed House Apr 21, 2021
  • Senate
  • Governor

Dcfs-Racial Disproportionality

Abstract

Creates the Racial Disproportionality in Child Welfare Task Force Act. Creates the Racial Disproportionality in Child Welfare Task Force within the Department of Children and Family Services. Requires the Task Force to examine the historical and current role of mandatory reporting and its impact on the racial and gender disparities of families involved with the Department of Children and Family Services; examine the underlying factors that bring families into contact with the Department and the factors that lead to child removal; review the Department's progress on the planning and implementation of the Family First Prevention Services Act; examine the current processes and policies, data, and data collection methods for families involved simultaneously in the child welfare, juvenile justice, or criminal justice systems; explore policies and protocols for race-blind child protection screenings and child removal reviews; and other duties. Contains provisions concerning the composition of the Task Force and Task Force meetings. Requires the Task Force to submit a report to the General Assembly and the Governor within one year after the Task Force has its first meeting. Provides that the report shall contain policy recommendations that seek to prioritize preserving and reunifying families involved in the child welfare system, particularly Black families; reduce child welfare system involvement, particularly for Black families; and eliminate racial disproportionality in system involvement and the disproportionate impact of system involvement on families. Provides that the Task Force is dissolved, and the Act repealed, on January 1, 2024. Effective immediately. House Committee Amendment No. 1 Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes. Provides that the Task Force shall include one member (rather than 2 members) from an organization with expertise in the child welfare system that advocates to preserve and reunify families, appointed by the Governor's Office; 2 members who provide legal representation on behalf of the State of Illinois in child protection cases, one from the Cook County State's Attorney's Office, appointed by the Governor's Office, and one from a State's Attorney's office outside of Cook County, appointed by the Governor's Office; and one member from a statewide organization advocating for the advancement of civil liberties for at least 80 years in Illinois, appointed by the Governor's Office. Provides that the Department of Children and Family Services shall facilitate the prompt and timely collection and provision of data as requested by or on behalf of the Task Force. Requires the Task Force to explore policies and protocols that honor language, culture, and heritage in identity formation and familial relationships, including, but not limited to, race-blind child protection screenings and child removal reviews, as implemented in other jurisdictions around the United States, and to make recommendations for implementation in Illinois. Effective immediately. House Floor Amendment No. 2 Provides that any data provided by the Department of Children and Family Services to the Racial Disproportionality in Child Welfare Task Force shall not contain any personally identifiable information of any clients or families in accordance with the provisions of the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act.

Bill Sponsors (25)

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May 12, 2021

Senate

Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt

Senate

Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina H. Pacione-Zayas

May 10, 2021

Senate

Assigned to Health

May 06, 2021

Senate

Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Fine

Senate

Added as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Sara Feigenholtz

May 05, 2021

Senate

Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Celina Villanueva

Apr 28, 2021

Senate

Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison

Apr 27, 2021

Senate

Added as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford

Apr 22, 2021

Senate

First Reading

Senate

Referred to Assignments

Senate

Chief Senate Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter

Apr 21, 2021

House

Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly

Senate

Placed on Calendar Order of First Reading April 22, 2021

Senate

Arrive in Senate

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood

House

Third Reading - Short Debate - Passed 115-000-000

Apr 20, 2021

House

House Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted

House

Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate

House

Second Reading - Short Debate

Apr 16, 2021

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason

Apr 13, 2021

House

House Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000

Apr 12, 2021

House

Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate

House

Removed from Consent Calendar Status Rep. Greg Harris

Apr 08, 2021

House

House Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Sonya M. Harper

House

Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Consent Calendar

House

House Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee

Apr 06, 2021

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons

Mar 25, 2021

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy

Mar 23, 2021

House

Do Pass as Amended / Consent Calendar Human Services Committee; 014-000-000

House

House Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Human Services Committee; by Voice Vote

Mar 19, 2021

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez

Mar 18, 2021

House

House Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Human Services Committee

Mar 16, 2021

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Chris Bos

House

House Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee

House

House Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Sonya M. Harper

House

Assigned to Human Services Committee

Mar 08, 2021

House

Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman

House

Removed Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Lakesia Collins

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly

Feb 28, 2021

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Lindsey LaPointe

Feb 24, 2021

House

Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Delia C. Ramirez

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Dagmara Avelar

House

Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers

Feb 22, 2021

House

First Reading

House

Referred to Rules Committee

Feb 19, 2021

House

Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Sonya M. Harper

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