SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Nathan Reitz, D-Steelville, is putting his support behind the creation of a Domestic Violence Task Force to address problems of domestic violence facing our state and find ways to further assist law enforcement in combating this challenge.
“Law enforcement professionals need all the tools we can give them to crack down on domestic violence,” Reitz said. “Everyone in charge of stopping violent crime and abuse should have the tools to do their jobs effectively. This task force will help create the crucial solutions we need to put a stop to these terrible crimes.”
Reitz is supporting House Bill 4262, which creates the Domestic Violence Task Force to take a thorough review of current state domestic violence law enforcement practices and laws to identify places where Illinois can improve. This is a widespread problem that effects countless Illinoisans, especially women. A recent report compiled by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence found that almost 1 in 3 women in Illinois have experienced some kind of intimate domestic violence.
“I’m committed to keeping everyone in our community safe,” Reitz said. “No one should have to face the threat of domestic violence, this task force will help identify those problems and remove them so we can end domestic violence in Illinois permanently.”