Attorney General Madigan: Bill to Change Response to Sexual Assault Crimes Becomes Law

Joint Sexual Assault Working Group’s Legislation Encourages Survivors to Report Crimes, Requires Training for Law Enforcement & Improves Justice for Survivors

Chicago —(ENEWSPF)--August 12, 2016.   Attorney General Lisa Madigan today announced that landmark legislation to encourage more sexual assault survivors to come forward and increase the successful prosecution of sexual assault crimes in Illinois was signed into law by the governor. The law goes into effect on January 1, 2017, and includes deadlines for the required training of law enforcement officers.

Senate Bill 3096, sponsored by Sen. Scott Bennett and Rep . . .

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