FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 17, 2016
State’s Attorney Re-appointed to Board of Directors of
Southern Illinois Child Death Investigation Task Force
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds was re-appointed this week to the Board of Directors of the Southern Illinois Child Death Investigation Task Force. The Task Force is a collaborative effort of state and local law enforcement, prosecutors, coroners, child advocacy centers and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services working to enhance the response to child deaths in the southern 34 counties of Illinois. The Task Force was created to provide professional resources to all disciplines involved in the investigation of child deaths and serious life-threatening injuries to children. Task Force members are available to train and assist local law enforcement in the investigation of such cases. The Board of Directors is responsible for formulating and implementing major polices of the Task Force and appointing command and supervisory officers of the Task Force. The Board of Directors consists of 16 members appointed to four year terms.
After being re-appointed to the Board of Directors, State’s Attorney Edmonds said “There is no greater priority than protecting our children from harm and I am honored to work on the Board of Directors. The Child Death Investigation Task Force continues to be an invaluable resource to investigations in Union County and throughout Southern Illinois.”
The Task Force serves the following counties: Alexander, Bond, Clay, Clinton, Crawford, Edwards, Effingham, Fayette, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Lawrence, Madison, Marion, Massac, Monroe, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Randolph, Richland, Saline, St. Clair, Union, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, White and Williamson.