2010 Illinois Code
CHAPTER 720 CRIMINAL OFFENSES
720 ILCS 130/ Neglected Children Offense Act.

    (720 ILCS 130/0.01) (from Ch. 23, par. 2359.9)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Neglected Children Offense Act.
(Source: P.A. 86‑1324.)

    (720 ILCS 130/1) (from Ch. 23, par. 2360)
    Sec. 1. For the purposes of this Act a dependent and neglected child shall mean any child who while under the age of 18 years, for any reason is destitute, homeless or abandoned; or dependent upon the public for support; or has not proper parental care or guardianship; or habitually begs or receives alms; or is found living in any house of ill fame or with any vicious or disreputable person; or has a home which by reason of neglect, cruelty or depravity on the part of its parents, guardian or any other person in whose care it may be is an unfit place for such child; and any child who while under the age of 10 years is found begging, peddling or selling any articles or singing or playing any musical instrument for gain upon the street or giving any public entertainments or accompanies or is used in aid of any person so doing.
(Source: Laws 1955, p. 1411.)

    (720 ILCS 130/1a) (from Ch. 23, par. 2360a)
    Sec. 1a. For the purposes of this Act a delinquent child is any minor who prior to his 17th birthday has violated or attempted to violate, regardless of where the act occurred, any federal or State law or municipal ordinance.
(Source: P.A. 85‑573.)

    (720 ILCS 130/2) (from Ch. 23, par. 2361)
    Sec. 2. Any parent, legal guardian or person having the custody of a child under the age of 18 years, who knowingly or wilfully causes, aids or encourages such person to be or to become a dependent and neglected child as defined in section 1, who knowingly or wilfully does acts which directly tend to render any such child so dependent and neglected, or who knowingly or wilfully fails to do that which will directly tend to prevent such state of dependency and neglect is guilty of the Class A misdemeanor of contributing to the dependency and neglect of children, except that a person who relinquishes a child in accordance with the Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection Act is not guilty of that misdemeanor. Instead of imposing the punishment hereinbefore provided, the court may release the defendant from custody on probation for one year upon his or her entering into recognizance with or without surety in such sum as the court directs. The conditions of the recognizance shall be such that if the defendant appears personally in court whenever ordered to do so within the year and provides and cares for such neglected and dependent child in such manner as to prevent a continuance or repetition of such state of dependency and neglect or as otherwise may be directed by the court then the recognizance shall be void, otherwise it shall be of full force and effect. If the court is satisfied by information and due proof under oath that at any time during the year the defendant has violated the terms of such order it may forthwith revoke the order and sentence him or her under the original conviction. Unless so sentenced, the defendant shall at the end of the year be discharged. In case of forfeiture on the recognizance the sum recovered thereon may in the discretion of the court be paid in whole or in part to someone designated by the court for the support of such dependent and neglected child.
(Source: P.A. 92‑408, eff. 8‑17‑01; 92‑432, eff. 8‑17‑01.)

    (720 ILCS 130/2a) (from Ch. 23, par. 2361a)
    Sec. 2a. Any person who knowingly or wilfully causes, aids or encourages any boy or girl to be or to become a delinquent child, or who knowingly or wilfully does acts which directly tend to render any such child so delinquent is guilty of the Class A misdemeanor of contributing to the delinquency of children. Instead of imposing such punishment the court may release the defendant from custody on probation for 1 year upon his or her entering into recognizance with or without surety in such sum as the court may direct.
(Source: P. A. 77‑2350.)

    (720 ILCS 130/3) (from Ch. 23, par. 2362)
    Sec. 3. The husband or wife of the defendant shall be a competent witness to testify in any case brought under this Act and to any and all matters relevant thereto.
(Source: Laws 1915, p. 368.)

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