On August 28, 2007 HB202 passed and was signed by the Governor. Public Act # 95-0524 expands the eligibility requirements for YouthBuild participants to include youth in foster care, youth offenders, youths with disabilities, children of incarcerated parents, and migrant youth. The Bill also requires an Annual Report to the General Assembly.

(20 ILCS 1315/45 new)

"Sec. 45. Annual report" - The Department of Human Services shall prepare an annual report summarizing costs and outcome data associated with the YouthBuild programs. The report must include, but not be limited to, the following information: (i) the number of participants in the program, (ii) the average cost per participant, (iii) the number of participants who achieve a high school diploma or its equivalent, and (iv) the number of projects completed by Youthbuild participants during that year. The Department must submit the report to the General Assembly by July 1, 2008 and by July 1 of each year thereafter." This report is intended to fulfill this requirement.

The full text of these revisions to Public Act # 95-0524 can be found in Appendix A.