09-8 Re: Parental Access To Court Files


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS
DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE AND CHILD PROTECTION
CHILD PROTECTION DIVISION

GENERAL ORDER 09-8

RE: PARENTAL ACCESS TO COURT FILES

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY AND UNTIL FURTHER ORDER OF THIS COURT,

If a parent seeks to review the court file of his or her child’s case, the Clerk of the Court shall determine whether an Illinois Domestic Violence Act Order of Protection is in effect which precludes disclosure of the location of any other party. If such an order is pending, the Clerk of the Court shall immediately request that the Office of the Public Guardian review the file and remove or redact any and all documents which would reveal or otherwise identify the location of the protected party.

This General Order supercedes Child Protection Division General Order 05-9.

This order is entered this date, March 19, 2009, and shall be spread of record and published.

 

Patricia M. Martin
Presiding Judge
Child Protection Division