(750 ILCS 36/315)
Sec. 315. Role Of State's Attorney.
(a) In a case arising under this Act or involving the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, the State's Attorney or other appropriate public official may take any lawful action, including resort to a proceeding under this Article or any other available civil proceeding to locate a child, obtain the return of a child, or enforce a child-custody determination if there is:
(1) an existing child-custody determination;
(2) a request to do so from a court in a pending
(3) a reasonable belief that a criminal statute has
been violated; or
(4) a reasonable belief that the child has been
wrongfully removed or retained in violation of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.
(b) A State's Attorney or appropriate public official acting under this Section acts on behalf of the court and may not represent any party.
(Source: P.A. 93-108, eff. 1-1-04.)
Last modified: February 18, 2015