Rep. Welter’s Domestic Violence Task Force approved by Illinois House

VIDEO: State Rep. David Welter (R-Morris) speaks during House Floor debate on HB 3317, his legislation creating a Domestic Violence Task Force.

Specifically, the task force would seek to accomplish five objectives: 1) conduct a comprehensive review of the process, operation, and enforcement of current domestic violence laws across the State;  2) identify gaps in the process, operation, and enforcement of those laws; 3) develop recommendations to address those gaps; 4) establish a framework for specialized protective networks for victims, treatment options for victims and offenders, and specialty courts for the accumulation of specialized domestic violence skills for courts; and (5) review the need for special consideration for conditions of bail in cases involving domestic violence within the ongoing changes brought on by bail reform.