Pritzker Signs Legislation To Address Root Causes Of Crimes
May 11, 2022 4:57PM CDT
Governor Pritzker is signing off on a bill designed to address the root causes of crime in Illinois. Pritzker signed a measure yesterday that authorizes the creation and funding of the Co-Responders Pilot Program. The pilot authorizes police officers to bring social workers and mental health professionals on calls to assess if the person is experiencing a mental health crisis. Initial programs will launch in Peoria, Springfield, East St. Louis, and Waukegan in the next six months.