Parole Hearing Observation Parole Hearing Form (pdf)

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Observer Introduction

Hello, my name is ______________ and I am a member of the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission.  The Illinois Legislature has asked me to observe juvenile parole hearings conducted by the Prisoner Review Board.  I will keep all information about you and your case confidential.

Are you willing to have me observe your hearing?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Q. not asked by Commissioner

Are you Hispanic or Lation/a?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Unknown
  • Q. not asked by Commissioner

What is your race? (mark any that apply)

  • Q. not asked by Commissioner
  • American Indian or Alaska Native
  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
  • White
  • Unknown

PRB Member:

Hearing Start Time: __________ End Time: ___________

Because many youth are multiracial, youth may identify with more than one race.  The Comissioner shoudl follow the "mark any that apply" rule based upon the youth's self-identification of multiple races. The use of "Unknown" should be limited to situations in which a youth specifically requests that "unknown" be checked in addition to another race.

Background Information

Identification Number (YIN):

Name:

Gender:

Age:

Original Commitment Offense:

Original Admission Date:
Unknown

Does the Youth or family member(s) have special needs that would compromise his/her ability to understand the hearing? (e.g. Language, Developmental Delay)

  • Yes
  • No
  • Unknown

If yes, explain:

If yes, what accommodation was made to assist the youth or family member(s)?

  • None

Parole Board Hearing

Individuals in Attendance:

  • Youth
  • Parole Agent
  • Attorney
  • Guardian/Family Member
    Specify:
  • Counselor
  • Teacher
  • DJJ Program Provider(s)
    Specify:
  • Unknown Person(s)
  • Other
    Specify:

Number of PRB Members at Hearing:

Did the PRB member explain the purpose of the parole hearing to the youth?

  • Yes
  • No

If YES, write the PRB member's explanation verbatim:

Did the PRB member ask the youth if s/he understands the purpose of the hearing

  • Yes
  • No

Which of the following documents were reviewed by or referred to by the PRB member?

  • Institutional Progress Reports in Support of Parole Consideration
  • Probation Social History
  • Clinical Services Information
  • Integration Service Plans
  • Monthly Staffing Reports
  • Disciplinary Reports
  • Education Information
  • Last Parole Board Orders
  • Letters of Objection or Support
  • Committing Court Documents
  • Victim Notification Requests
  • Placement Investigation
  • Release Plan

Was the youth given the opportunity to review any documents?

  • Yes
  • No

Did the youth review the documents?

  • Yes
  • No

If yes, which documents did the youth review?

Was other documentary evidence presented?

  • Yes
  • No

Who provided additional document(s)?

  • Not Applicable
  • Youth
  • Parole Agent
  • Attorney
  • Guardian/Family Member
  • Counselor
  • Teacher
  • DJJ Program Provider(s)
  • Other
    Specify:

List Documents:

What were the areas of inquiry?

  • Youth's Record
  • Committing Offense
  • Institutional Behavior/Accomplishments
  • Aftercare Plan
  • Family Support
  • Drug Use
  • Education/School
  • Gang Involvement
  • Other
    Specify:

Did the PRB make a decision?

  • Yes
  • No

Parole Board Hearing Results:

  • Denied
  • Released
  • Released-Held
    Specify reason:
  • Continued (youth held)
    Length of Continuance:

Did the PRB member explain the decision to the youth?

  • Yes
  • No

If YES, how?

  • Written Statement
  • Oral Statement

If an oral statement, please write that statement verbatim (include any and all reasons cited by the PRB member as the basis for decision).


Did the PRB member ask the youth if s/he understands the decision?

  • Yes
  • No

What documentation of the decision given to the youth?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Unknown

If YES, specify documentation:

IF RELEASED, what are the conditions of parole?

  • Not Applicable

Parolee must:

  • Observe and obey all municipal, county, state, and federal laws, ordinances, and regulations, including curfew
  • Not use, carry, or possess any weapons of any kind
  • Not use any intoxicating beverages if he/she is under the legal age, or use narcotic drugs, controlled substances, and marijuana prohibited by law
  • Attend school regularly or get GED
  • Seek employment
  • Report to and cooperate with Parole agent
  • Allow the agent to visit him/her at home, work, or elsewhere as necessary
  • Report all arrests to Parole agents as soon as permitted by arresting authority
  • Provide accurate information about his/her conduct while on parole or while incarcerated
  • Be placed under electronic monitoring
    Length of time:
  • Prohibited from violating any criminal statute during his/her parole
  • Prohibfrom associating with people hwo are members of an organized gang
  • Prohibited from possessing narcotics or other controlled substances, including any paraphernalia related to the use of those narcotics
  • Submit to drug treatment evaluation and comply with recommendations
  • Submit to mental health assessment and comply with recommendations
  • Attend or reside in a facility established for the instruction or residence of people on parole or probation and cooperate with rules
  • Reside with his parents or in a foster home and follow house rules
  • Comply with any other special conditions of parole

List other patrole conditions:

Is the youth a sex offender?

  • Yes
  • No

If yes, list other specific conditions:

Did the PRB member ask the youth if s/he understands the parole conditions?

  • Yes
  • No

If parole is denied or continued, what reasons are cited by the PRB member?

Did the PRB member confer with any other members prior to issuing a decision?

  • Yes
  • No

If YES, how long was the conference?

How many PRB members were involved in the conference?

Was the hearing recorded?

  • Yes
  • No

Other Observations about this hearing (including environment, location of hearing within the facility, treatment of family member(s), treatment of youth, etc.)

Observer:

IYC Facility:

Date:
Data Entry Date: