Pritzker Signs Legislation To Address Root Causes of Crimes

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.