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

 

NEWS COVERAGE:

City of Dixon (IL) News Blog, August 23, 2018

Lake County News Sun -- Chicago Tribune, August 23, 2018

TASC Blog, August 22, 2018

Chicago Reporter, May 24, 2018

Daily Southtown -- Chicago Tribune, May 16, 2018

Lake County News Sun -- Chicago Tribune, April 19, 2018

Rockford Patch, April 19, 2018

TASC Blog, April 19, 2018

 

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