Jimenez Veterans Treatment Courts Expansion Signed Into Law

Statement of Rep. Sara Wojcicki Jimenez on the signing into law of SB 1238, expanding the successful Veterans Treatment Court program in Illinois:

“I am pleased that the Governor signed SB 1238 into law. This law will expand access to veterans treatment courts to more counties in downstate Illinois so our veterans will be able to take advantage of this program closer to home,” said Representative Jimenez

In 2010, the Illinois General Assembly passed the Illinois Veterans and Service Members Court Treatment Act. These specialty courts allow for veterans who have committed certain non-violent offenses the ability to receive rehabilitation services as an alternative to the traditional judicial system.

“I am honored to have sponsored this legislation in the House, along with Senator McCann in the Senate, to assist our nation’s veterans who participate in these court programs. We must continue to do all we can to support our men and women in uniform during their service and especially after they return home. This new law is one small act at helping our veterans after their service is complete,” Representative Jimenez said.

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