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Title:Domestic Violence (Colton's) Task Force
Contact Name:Family Violence Coordinating Council within the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
Function:The Task Force shall: (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; and (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.
Senate Confirmation:No
Compensation:None
Composition:2 judges appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court, at least one of whom shall have experience with domestic violence cases; the Director of the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts, or the Director's designee; one probation officer appointed by the Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court who has significant experience with domestic violence cases; the Attorney General, or the Attorney General's designee; the Director of the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, or the Director's designee; 2 members representing victims' rights organizations appointed by the Governor; 2 members representing State's Attorneys based on recommendations from the Illinois State's Attorneys Association, both of which shall have experience with domestic violence cases appointed by the Governor; 2 members representing law enforcement, both of which shall have experience with domestic violence cases appointed by the Governor; and one member representing family law lawyers who shall have experience with domestic violence cases based on a recommendation from a statewide bar association appointed by the Governor; and the Director of the Illinois State Police, or the Director's designee; the Secretary of Human Services, or the Secretary's designee; one Representative appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives; one Representative appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives; one Senator appointed by the President of the Senate; one Senator appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate; 4 members who are survivors of domestic violence, one appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, one appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, one appointed by the President of the Senate, and one appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate; and one member who is a survivor of domestic violence, appointed by the Governor.
Chair:Chair of the Task Force shall be selected by majority vote of the members.
Authority:Public Act 102-474

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Mason, Rep. Joyce and Roman, Yaritssa8/24/2021Speaker of the HouseState Representative
VACANTGovernorRep. Victims' Rights Organizations
VACANTGovernorRep. Victims' Rights Organizations
VACANTGovernorRep. Victims' Rights Organizations
VACANTGovernorRep. State's Attorneys
VACANTGovernorRep. State's Attorneys
VACANTGovernorRep. Law Enforcement
VACANTGovernorRep. Law Enforcement
VACANTGovernorRep. Family Law Lawyers
VACANTIllinois Supreme CourtJudge, Member
VACANTIllinois Supreme CourtJudge, Member
VACANTStatuteDirector of Administrative Office of Illinois Courts or their designee
VACANTChief Justice of Illinois Supreme CourtProbation Officer, Member
VACANTStatuteAttorney General, or their designee
VACANTStatuteDirector of ICJIA, or their designee
VACANTStatuteDirector of Illinois State Police or their designee
VACANTStatuteSecretary of Human Services or their designee
VACANTHouse Minority LeaderState Representative
VACANTSenate PresidentState Senator
VACANTSenate Minority LeaderState Senator
VACANTSenate PresidentMember
VACANTSenate Minority LeaderMember
VACANTHouse Minority LeaderMember