Projecting an Administrative Review Date (ARD)
Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice Policy Bulletin

May 1, 2011


Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice

Springfield, Illinois

Number: 24

Page 1 of 3

Effective Revised: February 1, 2008  May 1, 2011

Policy/Procedural Bulletin

Subject: Compiled Projected Administrative Review Date Guidelines

  1. POLICY
    1. Authority

      Administrative Directive 01.07.255J

    2. Policy Statement

      Youth committed as delinquents to the Illinois Juvenile Justice shall receive a projected Administrative Review Date (ARD).  The ARD is the projected date by which the Notice of Eligibility for Parole consideration form (DOC 0155) shall be mailed by the institution to the States Attorney of the committing county and the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), if applicable.  The Notification of Eligibility for Parole Consideration forms are to be mailed 30 days in advance of the youth's anticipated parole docket date for youth with a designated placement, and 60 days in advance for youth without a designated placement.

    3. Procedure

      Upon a delinquent youth's admission to the Reception and Classification Unit the assigned intake Youth and Family Specialist will set the projected Administrative Review Date (ARD) by the guidelines in this procedure.  The projected ARD shall be input into JTS at this time.  Within 30 of the youth being transferred to their assigned facility, the assigned Youth and Family Specialist will recommend to the Program Assignment committee (PAC) a review of the ARD and recommend that the ARD be approved or amended to reflect the individual program needs of the youth.  In establishing the youth's projected ARD, the following criteria shall be considered:

      1. Committing Offense(s)
      2. Nature of delinquency/criminal history
      3. Youth's demonstrated programming needs
      4. Social history information as prepared by the court
      5. Transition and aftercare goals

      Pre-commitment custody credit shall be awarded against the youth's custody date.  The youth's projected ARD shall be set from the adjusted custody date.

      The following guidelines are established for Misdemeanor Commitment Offenses:

      Misdemeanor Class Period
      1. Class C 30 days fixed term
      2. Class B 3 months (MDD = 6 months)
      3. Class A 3 months (MDD = 364 days)

      Exceptions:

      Criminal Sexual Abuse 11 months

      Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (UUW - handgun) - an 8 month projected ARD will be established when the offense was commetted on school grounds, or when a prior weapon petition has been filed or when there are serious prior commitments involving weapons.


      The following guidelines are established for Felony Commitment Offenses:

      1. Class 4  4-6 months (MDD = 3 years + 1 year parole)

        Exceptions

        Felony Offense Months
        Attempted Theft 3 months
        Disorderly Conduct 3 months
        Possession of Cannabis 3 months
        Obstructing Justice 3 months
        Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapon (UUW-handgun) 8 months

        When offense was committed on school grounds, or when prior weapons petitions have been filed or when there are serious prior commitments involving weapons.

      2. Class 3  6-11 months (MMD = 5 years + 1 year parole)

        Exceptions

        Offense Months
        Aggravated Battery 8-11 months
        Aggravated Battery with a Weapon 17 months
        Aggravated Battery with Great Bodily Harm 17 months
        Attempted Robbery 5 months
        Retail Theft > $150 3 months
        Theft $300-$10K 4-5 months
      3. Class 2  8 months (MMD - 19th/21st birthday)

        Exception

        Offense Months
        Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse 17 months
        Kidnapping 11 months
        Burglary/Robbery 6 months
      4. Class 1 9-12 months (MMD = 19th/21st birthday)

        Exception

        Offense Months
        Aggravated kidnapping 17 month
        Criminal Sexual Assault 18 months
        2nd Degree Murder 11-20 months
      5. Class X  18-20 months (MDD = 19th/21st birthday)

        Exception

        Offense Months
        Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault 24 months

        Murder (M) Pursuant to 705 ILCS 406/5-745, youth adjudicated delinquent for the offense of first degree murder are committed to the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice until their 21st birthday, without the possibility of parole, furlough or non-emergency authorized absence for a period of 5 years from the date of continuous custody.  These youth are labeled with a "G" prefix.

      6. Technical Parole Violators

        For youth returned as a Technical Parole Violator (TPV) where no criminal charges are Pending, a projected ARD will be established for a period of 1-3 months from the date the youth is returned to the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice and after the Prisoner Review Board has revoked the youth's parole.  For youth assigned to the Parole Readjustment Program at IYC-Joliet a projected ARD will be established for a period of 4 months.  Youth with pending charges will have a projected ARD established 60 days after the scheduled court date. Upon attaining this projected ARD if prosecution is still pending the projected ARD shall be extended 60 days beyond the next scheduled court appearance.  Within 30 days of the disposition of the pending charges, the youth's case shall be reviewed for an extension or reduction to the projected ARD by the Program Assignment Committee.  Based on treatment needs, projected ARD's for parole violators may be set up to 6 months without the Director's approval.

        Parole Violator's projected ARD's shall be established from the date the youth is returned to the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice custody.

      7. Reductions/Extensions

        When th ecircumstances surrounding the committing offense involved extreme violence, serious injuries or when weapons have been used, the projected ARD should be set at the highest level in the range and may be extended up to three additional months without the Director's approval.

      8. Parole Board Denials Projected ARD Guidelines

        When youth are presented to the Illinois Prisoner Review Board and denied parole, the projected ARD shall be established 90 days from the hearing date.

      9. Court Evaluation Projected ARD Guidelines

        Youth committed with a return court date for purposes of a court evaluation shall have their projected ARD set in accordance with the above guidelines.  When the projected ARD is prior to the scheduled return court date, prior to parole presentation to the Prisoner Review Board, the Youth and Family Specialist shall notify the youth, the assigned parole agent, and the host site of the return court date indicating the youth is to appear in court on parole status.  This information shall be documented in the Cumulative Counseling Summary.

        The assigned Youth and Family specialist shall explain the criteria used in the establishment of the projected ARD to the youth during the face to face review of the integrated Service Plan, documenting same in the Curmulative Counseling Summary.  Changes to the projected ARD shall be reflected on the youth's Monthly Staffing Report and shall be discussed during the staffing with the youth.  The youth shall sign her/her monthly Staffing Report.

Signature
Arthur Bishop
Director