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Title:Youth Development Council, Illinois
Function:The purpose of the Council is to provide oversight and coordination to the State's public funds currently invested to support positive youth development programs and activities and to set systemwide policies and priorities to accomplish the following 5 major objectives: (i) set afterschool program expansion priorities, such as addressing gaps in programming for specific ages and populations; (ii) create outcome measures and require all afterschool programs to be evaluated to ensure that outcomes are being met; (iii) oversee the establishment of a statewide program improvement system that provides technical assistance and capacity building to increase program participation and quality systemwide; (iv) monitor and assess afterschool program quality through outcome measures; and (v) establish State policy to support the attainment of outcomes.
Term:The Council may establish a defined length of term for membership on the Council.
Senate Confirmation:No
Qualifications:Governance. The Illinois Youth Development Council shall reflect the regional, racial, socioeconomic, and cultural diversity of the State to ensure representation of theneeds of all Illinois youth.
Composition:The Council shall be composed of no less than 28 and no more than 32 members; The Council shall include representation from both public and private organizations comprised of the following; Four members of the General Assembly; 1 appointed by the President of the Senate; 1 appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate; 1 appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and; 1 appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives; The chief administrators of the following State agencies; Department of Human Services; Illinois State Board of Education; Department of Children and Family Services; Department of Public Health; Department of Juvenile Justice; Department of Healthcare and Family Services; Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity; Illinois Board of Higher Education, and; Illinois Community College Board; The Chair of the Illinois Workforce Investment Board; Executive Director of the Illinois Violence Prevention Authority; The following Council members shall be appointed by the Governor; 2 officials from a unit of local government; At least 3 representatives of direct youth service providers and faith-based providers; Three young people who are between the ages of 16 and 21 and who are members of the Youth Advisory Group; Two parents of children between the ages of 6 and 19; 1 academic researcher in the field of youth development; Additional public members that include local government stakeholders and nongovernmental stakeholders with an interest in youth development and afterschool programs; including representation from the following private sector fields and constituencies: child and youth advocacy; children and youth with special needs; child and adolescent health; business; and law enforcement.
Authority:325 ILCS 27/15

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Amaal TokarsStatuteEx-Officio, IDPHNone
Allen, Kristin 11/30/2011GovernorMemberSangamon
Ayala, CarmenStatuteEx-Officio, ISBENone
Durbin, Andrea5/3/2012GovernorMemberCook
Durham, BrianStatuteEx-Officio, ICCBNone
Eagleson, TheresaStatuteEx-Officio, DHFSNone
Fowler, Dale4/1/2021Senate Minority LeaderMemberNone
Francken, Atticus11/30/2011GovernorMemberMcLean
Garcia, SylviaStatuteEx-Officio, DCEONone
Gordon, Jehan5/4/2011Speaker of the HouseMemberState RepresentativeNone
Hou, GraceStatuteEx-Officio, DHSNone
Mitchell, Melissa5/3/2012GovernorMemberCook
Mueller, HeidiStatuteEx-Officio, DJJNone
Mulhall, Peter11/30/2011GovernorMemberChampaign
Nevels, Malik11/30/2011GovernorMemberCook
Ostro, GingerStatuteEx-Officio, IBHENone
Peace, Curtis11/30/2011GovernorMemberCook
Rose, Raymond11/30/2011GovernorMemberLake
Ryg, Kathy11/30/2011GovernorMemberLake
Sinksi, David11/30/2011GovernorMemberCook
Smith, MarcStatuteEx-Officio, DCFSNone
Torres, Jose11/30/2011GovernorMemberKane
VACANTSenate PresidentMemberNone
VACANTStatuteEx-Officio, IVPANone
VACANTHouse Minority LeaderNone
Williams, Michael5/3/2012GovernorMemberWinnebago