Residence Monthly bill 4736 was signed into law Tuesday, authorizing the development and funding of the Co-Responders Pilot System in Illinois. The pilot will team law enforcement with social service agencies to handle the root brings about of disturbances or criminal offense, the state wrote in a press release.
First applications will start in Peoria, Springfield, East St. Louis and Waukegan in the next 6 months. The plan authorizes law enforcement officers to bring social employees and mental health professionals on phone calls to assess if the man or woman is enduring a mental health and fitness disaster. Regulation enforcement and social personnel can then choose if a psychological wellness facility or other assist could deal with an individual’s wants and behaviors.