Please contact your Senator immediately at this easy link: Please vote YES for HB2401.
The Juvenile Redeploy Illinois program has demonstrated success in 28 counties. For every dollar invested in Redeploy Illinois last year, the state saw a return on investment of $9.06. Redeploy Illinois delivers good outcomes because youth are served in their communities. Cook County does not yet participate in Redeploy Illinois, but recently began the required planning process for implementation.
Currently, Illinois statute would require Cook County to implement Redeploy Illinois county-wide, which would be more costly to the state than starting in a targeted area. HB2401 would allow implementation in a subsection of the county, which is less costly and more focused then currently prescribed by statute. This bill does not require Cook County to participate in Redeploy Illinois but allows for a more targeted and less expensive implementation if the county decides to proceed with the program.