SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Thaddeus Jones, D-Calumet City, is taking steps to protect women from domestic violence and crack down on offenders with his support of legislation creating the Domestic Violence Task Force.

“The threat of domestic violence plagues far too many women in our community and across the state. We need new and comprehensive solutions to prevent this terrible problem and ensure that abusers are punished for their offenses,” Jones said. “No woman should be forced to endure living in an unsafe home, and it’s time to send the message all would-be abusers that they won’t get away with their crimes.”

Jones is backing House Bill 4262, which creates the Domestic Violence Task Force to review current law enforcement practices regarding domestic violence and find new approaches to ending violence. This legislation comes in the wake of a recent rise of incidents of domestic violence against women from an intimate partner. A 2018 report from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence showed that over a third of women have experienced physical violence in a relationship, and that number is expected to increase.

“Keeping everyone in our community secure will always be my first priority,” Jones said. “I’m committed to building a stronger, safer Illinois. Whether in the form of opioid addiction, gun violence or domestic abuse, I will not tolerate crime that puts our hard-working families at risk.”

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