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Full Text of HR0259  102nd General Assembly

HR0259 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY


  

 


 
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HOUSE RESOLUTION

 
2    WHEREAS, Treatment courts have been restoring lives and
3families for more than three decades; and
 
4    WHEREAS, There are now nearly 4,000 treatment courts
5nationwide; and
 
6    WHEREAS, Treatment courts are the cornerstone of justice
7reform sweeping the nation; and
 
8    WHEREAS, Treatment courts have served 1.5 million
9individuals; and
 
10    WHEREAS, Treatment courts are now recognized as the most
11successful justice system intervention in our nation's
12history; and
 
13    WHEREAS, Treatment courts save an average of $6,000 for
14every individual they serve; and
 
15    WHEREAS, Treatment courts significantly improve substance
16use disorder treatment outcomes and substantially reduce
17addiction and related crime at less expense than any other
18criminal justice strategy; and
 

 

 

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1    WHEREAS, Treatment courts improve education, employment,
2housing, and financial stability, promote family
3reunification, reduce foster care placements, and increase the
4rate of addicted mothers delivering babies who are fully drug
5free; and
 
6    WHEREAS, Treatment courts facilitate community-wide
7partnerships by bringing together public safety and public
8health professionals; and
 
9    WHEREAS, Treatment courts demonstrate that when one person
10rises out of substance use and crime then we all rise;
11therefore, be it
 
12    RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE
13HUNDRED SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that
14we declare May 2021 as Drug Court Month in the State of
15Illinois.