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The bill “Law Enforcement Partnership for Deflection and Substance Use Disorder Treatment Act”Chief Sponsored were the Illinois State Senate by Sen. Melinda Bush and in the State House by Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr. -FBK

The governor signed into law SB 3023: The Community-Law Enforcement Partnership for Deflection and Substance Use Disorder Treatment Act.

The bill was chief sponsored in the Illinois State Senate by Sen. Melinda Bush (D-Grayslake) and in the State House by Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr. (D-Chicago).

“Substance abuse contributes to crime, hurts Illinois families and deteriorates communities,” said Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr., D-Chicago, the chief sponsor of the bill in the House. “Our Illinois law enforcement and human services leaders understand this reality, and I applaud their support of a solution in the form of SB 3023. I am happy to see this community- and family-improving idea become law.”

http://www2.centerforhealthandjustice.org/content/project/sb-3023-community-law-enforcement-partnership-deflection-and-addiction-treatment-act

SB 3023: The Community-Law Enforcement Partnership for Deflection and Substance Use Disorder Treatment Act

Illinois Senate Bill 3023, signed into law August 22, 2018, creates the Community-Law Enforcement Partnership for Deflection and Substance Use Disorder Treatment Act, authorizing and encouraging local law enforcement leaders to partner with treatment and community members on programs that “deflect” individuals who have overdosed or who have substance use problems away from the justice system and into addiction treatment services. The bill has been championed in the Illinois State Senate by Sen. Melinda Bush (D-Grayslake) and Sen. Tim Bivins (R-Dixon), and in the State House by Rep. Marcus Evans, Jr. (D-Chicago) and Rep. Tom Demmer (R-Dixon).

Its initiation was a joint effort of the Dixon Police Department, the Mundelein Police Department, and TASC.

SB3023 Fact Sheet

 

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