PEORIA, Ill. – In conjunction with the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) state Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth, D-Peoria, will outline goals and co-chair the first Illinois Crime Reduction Task Force meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 1 p.m.
“As we convene, we understand the gravity of public safety, the small and large challenges, and the personal impact our decisions can have,” Gordon-Booth said. “Public safety is not a static issue – it is a topic that requires continuous, comprehensive review. Through this task force, we will review data and feedback from stakeholders including law enforcement, prosecutors, state agencies, advocates and others who have a shared goal of making Illinois a safer place for all.”
Co-chaired by Gordon-Booth and state Sen. Robert Peters, D-Chicago, the Illinois Crime Reduction Task Force is tasked with submitting a detailed report on findings, recommendations and needed resources to the governor and General Assembly before March 1, 2023. An agenda for Tuesday’s meeting is available to download from ICIJA’s website at: https://icjia.illinois.gov/news/meetings/illinois-crime-reduction-task-force-october-4-2022/.
Tuesday’s meeting is public. To view the Webex livestream, residents can:
- Navigate to www.webex.com
- Click the “join” button on the upper right-hand corner
- Enter the meeting number: 2468 683 2406
- Enter their name, e-mail address, and meeting password: 5rZxvws23ZB
- Click the join button
The Illinois Crime Reduction Task Force was created under Gordon-Booth’s House Bill 4736, passed and signed into law by the governor this year. An updating list of task force appointments can be found at: https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/bac/SitePages/AppointmentsDetail.aspx?BCID=1296.