SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Joyce Mason, D-Gurnee, was recently appointed the Domestic Violence Task Force, a newly created task force designed to look for solutions to put an end to domestic violence in Illinois.
“I am grateful for this opportunity to help put an end to domestic violence in Illinois,” said Mason. “By taking a close look at the effectiveness of laws around domestic violence here in Illinois and around the world, we can craft a plan to help keep people safe from needless violence and abuse.”
The task force includes a bipartisan group of legislators, judicial appointments and survivors of domestic violence. The Domestic Violence Task Force will also include members from different state agencies and offices including the Illinois State Police, the Department of Human Services and the Illinois Attorney General’s Office. They will work to identify gaps in domestic violence laws measure the effectiveness of current laws and practices aimed at reducing domestic violence. Additionally, the task force will help build the framework for specialized network for survivors and treatment options for survivors and offenders. A report of the task force findings and recommendations will be compiled and presented to the Illinois General Assembly for consideration. Mason has been devoted to addressing domestic violence in Illinois serving for the past six years on the Board of Directors of A Safe Place – Lake County Crisis Center. She is also the Co-Chair of the Northwest Suburban Alliance on Domestic Violence.
“We have lost too many adults and children to senseless acts of domestic violence, and we need to look at real solutions to help survivors statewide,” said Mason. “I am committed to helping survivors of domestic violence including years of working with Northwest Suburban Alliance on Domestic Violence and A Safe Place – Lake County Crisis Center.”
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