(305 ILCS 5/9-2) (from Ch. 23, par. 9-2)
Sec. 9-2. Guidance and Counseling Services. Guidance and counseling services shall be provided directly by the staffs of the Illinois Department, the County Departments, and local governmental units, or through cooperating governmental and private agencies which will assist in preventing or overcoming financial dependency or social maladjustment; in maintaining and strengthening family life; in assisting parents who are unmarried, divorced or separated to share in the support and maintenance of their children; in increasing the capacities of parents or other adults for attaining or maintaining a decent and healthful standard of living for themselves and any children they may have under their care; and in encouraging and aiding parents or other adults to provide children under their care with maximum opportunities for realizing their full potentialities for development.
In local governmental units receiving State funds, the establishment of such services and the expenditure of funds therefor shall be subject to the approval and supervision of the Illinois Department.
(Source: P.A. 81-968.)
Last modified: February 18, 2015