Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois State Police Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that the Division of the Academy and Training of the Illinois State Police shall require all homicide investigator training to include instruction on victim-centered, trauma-informed investigation. Provides that the training must be implemented by July 1, 2023. Provides that the Division shall cooperate with the Division of Criminal Investigation and the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board to develop a model curriculum on victim-centered, trauma-informed investigation. Amends the Illinois Police Training Act. Provides that the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board shall require all homicide investigator training to include instruction on victim-centered, trauma-informed investigations based upon a model curriculum developed by the Illinois State Police. Provides that the curriculum must be implemented by July 1, 2023. Creates the Co-Responder Pilot Program Division in the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that the East St. Louis Police Department, Peoria Police Department, Springfield Police Department, and Waukegan Police Department shall establish, subject to appropriation, a co-responder unit no later than 6 months after the effective date of the amendatory Act, including the hiring of personnel as provided in the Division. Provides that, in addition to other-described responsibilities, the unit's social workers are responsible for conducting follow-up visits for victims who may benefit from mental or behavioral health services. Provides that the unit's primary area of focus shall be victim assistance. Includes provisions relating to unit duties, social workers of the unit, and training. Defines terms. Repeals the Division on January 1, 2029. Amends the Gang Crime Witness Protection Act of 2013. Changes the short title of the Act to the Violent Crime Victim and Witness Protection Act. Changes the name of the Gang Crime Witness Protection Program Fund to the Violent Crime Victim and Witness Protection Program Fund. Provides that, subject to appropriation, the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority shall establish and administer a program to assist victims and witnesses of violent crimes (rather than victims and witnesses who are actively aiding in the prosecution of perpetrators of gang crime) and appropriate related persons. Provides that the State's Attorney or the Attorney General, or a chief executive of a police agency with the approval from the State's Attorney or Attorney General, may use an individual's willingness to actively aid in the prosecution of the violent crime as a factor in determining if the individual may be provided assistance. Provides that a person who is otherwise eligible for services and assistance under the Act shall not be denied assistance and services under the Act on the basis of the person's lack of federal authorization to be present in the United States. Defines "violent crime". Amends the State Finance Act to make a conforming change.
Removes provisions from the Illinois Police Training Act requiring all homicide investigator training to include instruction on victim-centered, trauma-informed investigations. Makes a conforming change. Makes a typographical correction.