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Friday, January 6, 2017

New Requirements for Law Enforcement Agencies Re: Sexual Assault Crimes

A new state law (Public Act 099-0801) contains new requirements for law enforcement agencies regarding the handling of sexual assaults and sexual abuse crimes. Among the changes are:
  • Mandatory Report Writing
  • Additional Responsibilities for Responding Officer 
  • Collecting, Storing, and Testing of Sexual Assault Evidence
  • Release of Information to the Victim Relating to Evidence Testing
The Illinois Chiefs' association has worked with the Illinois Attorney General's office to help prepare report templates and guidelines for implementing the new law. Forms and additional information are available on the Attorney General's website here. The Attorney General's office has also prepared this detailed Bulletin for Law Enforcement regarding the new law.

If you have questions regarding this document, you can contact Jessica O’Leary, Assistant Attorney General, Office of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Policy Division, at joleary@atg.state.il.us or 312-814-1003, or your legal counsel.

Post Authored by Ellen Emery, Ancel Glink


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