This section offers information on women's experiences with sexual assault, domestic violence, and other forms of violence; and links to organizations that work with and for women survivors of violence.
See also Violence and Safety in Chicago and Violence and Safety in the United States.
Illinois State Police: Crime Information
Wanted persons, unsolved crimes, reports, data. Includes link to Illinois Sex Offender Information.
Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority: CJ DataNet
An Internet clearinghouse of criminal justice data for the State of Illinois. Includes link to "Index Offenses," an online database of major offenses in Illinois.
Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority: Publications
Search for and order ICJIA research and evaluation reports and bulletins, crime prevention brochures, technical manuals, guides to data, and criminal justice periodicals.
Cook County State's Attorney's Office: Domestic Violence
This website from the Cook County State's Attorney's office provides information about domestic violence and links for legal assistance, shelters and assisting agencies, and a safety plan for domestic violence victims.
Cook County State's Attorney's Office: Domestic Violence Legal Process
The domestic violence legal process is explained in a brief summary in this website by Cook County State's Attorney's office.
Illinois Department of Children and Family Services: Statistical Summary Reports
Downloadable reports in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format on Illinois caseloads in child and family welfare and protective services. Some Cook County data is also availble. (NOTE: You will need to download and install Adobe Acrobat to be able to access some documents.) Additional reports and information are available in the DCFS online library.
Domestic Violence and Welfare Receipt
Reports from the Taylor Institute in Chicago
Telephone: (312) 342-5510
- "Prisoners of Abuse: Domestic Violence and Welfare Receipt," A Second Report of the Women, Welfare and Abuse Project, by Jody Raphael, April 1996. No charge.
- "Domestic Violence: Telling the Untold Welfare-to-Work Story," A Taylor Institute Report, By Jody Raphael, January 30, 1995. No charge.
To order publications, fax request to Jody Raphael at FAX: (773) 342-4532.
1999 Victims Assistance Grant Program, Illinois State Wide Assistance Report
This report from the U.S. Department of Justice website on funding and services provided under the Illinois Crime Victims Compensation Act includes statistics on victims and victimization in Illinois, as well as victim assistance programs.
Cook County State's Attorney's Office: Guide to Stalking Law
Provides information about stalking laws and guidelines for handling stalking situations.
List of Sex Offenders in Suburban Cook County
The Cook County Sheriff's Police Child Sex Offender Registration Database lists Child Sex Offender information collected from public records, and is provided by the Cook County Sheriff's Department "as a public service for the protection of all children." The offenders list is searchable by name or by city. Note: Information is not available for the city of Chicago.
Cook County State's Attorney's Office: Guide to the Juvenile Justice Process
A brief summary of the workings of the Juvenile Courts in Cook County by the Cook County State's Attorney's Office.
Illinois Protocol for Domestic Abuse Batterers Programs
August 1994 report of the Domestic Violence Advisory Council of the Illinois Department of Public Aid.
Final Report of the Governor's Commission on the Status of Women in Illinois: Economic Independence for Women: An Action Plan for Illinois
Produced by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois. This December 1998 report addresses topics such as increasing women's opportunities in employment and business, family violence, sustainable family wage, education and training, child care and elder care, and health care. (NOTE: You will need to download and install Adobe Acrobat to be able to view this document.)
Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence
801 South 11th Street
Springfield, IL 62703
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-677-2830
Web site: http://www.ilcadv.org
Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
Information Resource Center
120 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 1016
Chicago, IL 60606-3997.
Phone: (312) 793-8550
Victim's Services Domestic Violence Program
P.O. Box 157
McComb, IL 61455