The Office of the Attorney General is committed to making sure our children are able to grow up in safe communities.
As part of this commitment, we have established a number of youth advocacy programs, ranging from the Illinois Youth Court Association to Internet safety training.
The Attorney General advocates for an end to domestic violence and sexual assault, offers numerous services to victims of violent crime, and awards grants to domestic violence and sexual assault service providers throughout Illinois.
The Attorney General works with law enforcement agencies at the state and local level to keep families and children safe in their communities from dangers ranging from sex offenders to methamphetamine.
Redefines "ombudsman" to mean any designated representative of the State Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (rather than any designated representative of a regional long term care ombudsman program). Provides that an agent shall provide a copy of certain records required to be kept when requested to do so by the State Guardian or a representative of the public guardian for the county in which the principal resides acting in the course of investigating whether to file a petition for guardianship.The following is a summary of Public Acts 98-301 through 98-604 that may be of interest to the government bar.A summary of Public Acts 98-001 through 98-300 appeared in the September 2013 issue of the Public Servant, vol. Copies of a Public Act may be found on the Illinois General Assembly's website at: Grants the Department on Aging the power to hold conferences, trainings, and other programs for which the Department shall determine by rule a reasonable fee to cover related administrative costs.Provides that the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program is authorized, subject to sufficient appropriations, to advocate on behalf of older persons and persons with disabilities residing in their own homes or community-based settings, relating to matters which may adversely affect the health, safety, welfare, or rights of such individuals.
Expands the definition of the term "access" to mean the right to, subject to permission of the participant or resident requesting services or his or her representative, enter a home or community-based setting.
States individually have just over the past few years though have begun to enact their own laws which vary widely.