May 28, 2006
Illinois Legislation Designed to Protected Children and Disabled Persons from Abuse
The Sargent Shriver National Center for Poverty Law reports that Illinois has passed several laws designed to protect children and persons with disabilities. Two of the bills limit parenting rights and opportunities for adoption or for custody and visitation for persons who have been convicted of crimes against children; a third adds a separate crime of sexual misconduct toward persons with disabilities. A fourth bill, which the General Assembly also passed, provides for debt relief for the portion of child support arrearages that low-income parents owe the state, not the family.
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