Lt. Gov. Stratton to Lead Task Force Addressing Community Trauma

Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton celebrates the recent signing of Senate Bill 646, which establishes the Healing Centered Task Force, signed by Governor JB Pritzker. Taking the helm of the Task Force, the Lieutenant Governor will spearhead impactful change, contributing to the creation of a more equitable Illinois.

“The new Healing Centered Task Force will ensure Illinoisians who have experienced trauma can get the support that they need,” said Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton. “Overseeing the Justice, Opportunity, and Equity Initiative housed in my office, I am committed to the collaborative work to foster healing mechanisms for communities to thrive. Senate Bill 646 is a testament to our mission of joining forces to repair intergenerational harm, and I thank Governor Pritzker and the General Assembly for their support to create this Task Force that will benefit all residents.”

Enacted through SB 646, the Healing Centered Task Force in Illinois will develop recommendations to bring more cohesion, coordination, and consistency to this important and transformative work. Comprising adept stakeholders well-versed in trauma-informed practices, along with individuals who have traversed their own trauma journeys, the Task Force will champion diversity and equity throughout the state.

This collaborative effort springs from the combined initiatives of Governor JB Pritzker, the General Assembly, and prominent advocacy organizations including the Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative, Health and Medicine Policy Research Group, Illinois Childhood Trauma Coalition, and the Center for Childhood Resilience, among others.

The objective of the Task Force is to design an all-encompassing and equitable state-level strategy aimed at addressing and bolstering communities that have encountered trauma. This endeavor marks a significant step forward, embracing a trauma-informed and healing-centered lens that will support Illinoisians across the state.

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