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Violence and Safety in Illinois

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.


Contents

Crime
Domestic Violence (Includes spousal, elder, and child abuse)
Domestic Violence and Welfare Receipt
Sexual Assault
Stalking
Self-Defense
Girls in the Juvenile Justice System
Policy
Organizations for General Information

Crime

Illinois State Police: Crime Information
http://www.state.il.us/isp/crimeinf.html
Wanted persons, unsolved crimes, reports, data. Includes link to Illinois Sex Offender Information.

Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority: CJ DataNet
http://www.icjia.state.il.us/public/index.cfm?metaSection=Data&metaPage=FrontPage
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
http://www.icjia.state.il.us/public/index.cfm?metaSection=Publications&metaPage=FrontPage
Search for and order ICJIA research and evaluation reports and bulletins, crime prevention brochures, technical manuals, guides to data, and criminal justice periodicals.

Domestic Violence

Cook County State's Attorney's Office: Domestic Violence
http://www.statesattorney.org/aweb/dv.htm
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
http://www.statesattorney.org/aweb/vicdom.htm
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
http://www.state.il.us/dcfs/exec.htm
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

Domestic Violence and Welfare Receipt
Reports from the Taylor Institute in Chicago
Telephone: (312) 342-5510

To order publications, fax request to Jody Raphael at FAX: (773) 342-4532.

Sexual Assault

1999 Victims Assistance Grant Program, Illinois State Wide Assistance Report
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/fund/sbsmap/ovcpfil1.htm
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.

Stalking

Cook County State's Attorney's Office: Guide to Stalking Law
http://www.statesattorney.org/aweb/dvstalk.htm
Provides information about stalking laws and guidelines for handling stalking situations.

Self-Defense

List of Sex Offenders in Suburban Cook County
http://www.cookcountysheriff.com/sex_offender/index.htm
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.

Girls in the Juvenile Justice System

Cook County State's Attorney's Office: Guide to the Juvenile Justice Process
http://www.statesattorney.org/aweb/vicjuv.htm
A brief summary of the workings of the Juvenile Courts in Cook County by the Cook County State's Attorney's Office.

Policy

Illinois Protocol for Domestic Abuse Batterers Programs
http://comnet.org/bisc/standards/illinois.html
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
http://www.bcbsil.com/company/womcom.pdf
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.)

Organizations for General Information

Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
Telephone: 800-25-ABUSE.

Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence
801 South 11th Street
Springfield, IL 62703
Phone: 217-789-2830
FAX: 217-789-1939
TTY: 217-241-0376
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
E-mail: irc@icjia.state.il.us

Victim's Services Domestic Violence Program
P.O. Box 157
McComb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-837-6622
FAX: 309-836-3640

Date Last Updated: 8/21/00

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