The Illinois Safe-T Act brought monumental changes to our criminal justice system related to pre-arrest diversion, policing, pretrial procedures, sentencing, elimination of cash bail, and corrections.
The law was written with the goal to keep Illinois families safer – but that has not been the outcome for those who are already battling crime in their neighborhoods. Click here to reference the full Act for specifics and exact language.
State Representative Amy Grant states, “The SAFE-T Act makes it even more difficult to keep our classrooms, neighborhoods, and main streets safe because it favors criminals over victims. This major change in our criminal justice system has caused public safety to be the most challenging obstacle we have to overcome in Illinois.”
In case you missed some of the media reports about the outcomes of the SAFE-T Act and drug abuse and misguided decriminalization efforts in Illinois, please see the articles linked below: