Byrne JAG funds in Illinois support three local police departments in the development of drug deflection programs. Individuals suffering from substance use disorder either voluntarily contact police department or are put into direct contact via outreach efforts. Individuals are then offered substance use disorder treatment without fear of arrest. Law enforcement officials provide participants with referrals and transportation to treatment facilities.
State Agency Administrator: Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
Drugs; Substance Abuse; Referral; Community; Policing