Attorney General Madigan: Lawmakers Pass Bill to Improve Response to Sexual Assault Crimes

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

Chicago — (ENEWSPF)--June 1, 2016.  Attorney General Lisa Madigan today announced that Illinois lawmakers passed legislation to encourage more sexual assault survivors to come forward and increase the successful prosecution of sexual assault crimes in Illinois. The legislation, initiated by the Joint Sexual Assault Working Group, will be sent to the governor for final approval.

Senate Bill 3096, sponsored by Sen. Scott Bennett and Rep. Emily McAsey, was drafted . . .

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