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Contact information that we have for victim advocates working for States Attorneys in all 102 Counties in Illinois.
 

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Learn about IllinoisVictims.Org's Board of Directors
 

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Click here to read about the program we presented to the statewide Victim Advocate gathering in fall 2008                        

Victim Witness Assistance Program of Cook County
States Attorney of Cook County, Illinois 2650 S. California, B1-Level, Chicago IL 60608, 773-869-7200

Support Groups for Families
- (sessions divide by age)
2650 S California - 12th Floor Library
Chicago, IL, 773-869-5321
Meets 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon
2011 Schedule: Jan 22, Feb 26, March 19, April 16, May 21, June 18, July 16, Aug 20, Sept. 17, Oct 15, Nov 19, Dec 17
Sessions will split into three groups: Adults, Children ages 4-11, Adolescents age 12-18

Hope for Survivors - Chicago Chapter of the Million Mom March - Gun Violence Victims in the Chicagoland area

Illinois Sex Offender Information Website

MOTHERS OF MURDERED SONS - (MOMS) - Chicago
Click here for their webpage



Parents Of Murdered Children (POMC)  -Chicago Chapter
POMC Chapters around Illinois -
Little Company of Mary Hospital
2800 W. 95th St
Evergreen Park, IL
773-660-9659

 

POMC Westside Chapter
Monthly Meetings at:
Mount Sinai Hospital
California Ave at 15th St, Chicago
Third Tuesday of every month
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Samantha Glover, Chapter leader
708-576-8326
Emma Daviston, Co-Leader
773-521-7329


ROCKFORD AREA  -Homicide Victims Support Group -
Winnebago County Programs

Angela Rose http://www.angelaroseinfo.com
An Illinois Victim of a violent sex crime takes her campaign for Victim Awareness and Empowerment

Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS) -Illinois Chapter

Chicago Police Memorial - GOLD STAR FAMILIES

Chicago Department of Human Services - Individual and Group Counseling Help Line 1-800-843-6154

Cindy's Memorial advocating for victims of domestic violence

Friends of Mike Mayborne - fighting the release of a cop-killer

Horizon Hospice - Individual Counseling
833 W. Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622  312-733-8900

Community Mental Health Center
8704 South Constance, Chicago, IL 60617 773-734-4033

PURPOSE OVER PAIN -Chicago area victims working for violence prevention


Chicago Catholic Charities sponsors LOSS -  Loving outreach to Survivors of Suicide 312-655-7283


THE SENIOR SUPPORT GROUP -
Bridgeview Courthouse, 10220 S 76th Ave Room 223, Bridgeview, IL, 773-869-7215

THE SHEILA DOYLE FOUNDATION giving scholarships to children of victims of violence

EAST ST LOUIS - Project HEAVEN for crime victims
Project HEAVEN - Crime Victim Services
Kenneth Hall Regional Hospital
Suites 452/456
129 N. 8th Street
East St. Louis, Illinois 62201
Phone: 618-274-1304 or 274-1307
Fax: 618-274-1303

 

Julius Lee Birdine Foundation
A support group for mothers of murdered children and help for surviving children
Contact: Joyce Hunter - 312-339-5409 Cell, 708-848-5966 w
5950 S Fairfield Ave , Chicago IL 60629
jlbirdinefoundation@yahoo.com
website: juliusleebirdinefoundation.com
Meetings: Thurgood Marshall LIbrary, 7505 S. Racine, Chicago: 3rd Thursday of the Month, 6-8 pm

 

JUSTICE INTERRUPTED and the Illinois Victim advocacy of Susan Murphy Milano
http://www.murphymilanojournal.blogspot.com/

PEACE INNOVATIONS - Help for victims (and offenders) with expertise in Restorative Justice and Mediation (Spanish language as well)


ITS TIME TO ATTACK CRIME!
A wonderful program offered by Kingdom Builders International Ministries
Sent to us by one of the leaders, Karen Bouldin, the widow of an Illinois homicide victim.
DOWNLOAD FLYER

Sunday Morning from 8am to 9am beginning August 2nd, 2009 for an Hour of Power of Mentoring and Support
For children and young adults of CRIME VICTIMS!
SERVICES HELD AT COLIN POWELL MIDDLE SCHOOL, 20600 MATTESON AVE., MATTESON, IL. 60443
For additional information please call our office at (708) 798 – KBIM (5246)


CHICAGO BASED UNITED FOR A CAUSE  http://unitedforacause.ning.com/

Keep Kids Safe!
 Christopher's Clubhouse Safety Education for Children (760) 989-2182 www.christophersclubhouse.org
The Surviving Parents Coalition www.SPCoalition.org
Team HOPE www.teamhope.org

ILLINOIS PROSECUTOR-BASED VICTIM ADVOCATE CONTACT INFORMATION

Note: Please contact us if any of this information needs to be updated either by calling 847-446-7073 or emailing us.

COUNTY/AGENCY

NAME

ADDRESS

PHONE

Adams Co SAO

 

Catherine Dyer

521 Vermont

Quincy, IL  62301

217-277-2229

Alexander Co SAO

 

Sharyl Davis

2000 Washington Av

Cairo, IL 

618-734-0408

Bond SAO

 

James O. Stever

200 W. College Ave.

Greenville, 62246

618-664-2262

Boone SAO

 

Emma Gates

302 N. Main St.

Belvidere, 61008

815-544-0868

Brown SAO

none

 

 

Bureau SAO

Heather Cain

700 S. Main St.

Princeton, 61356

815-875-8667

Calhoun SAO

none

 

 

Carroll SAO

 

Donna Pacanowski

301 N. Main St.

Mt. Carroll, 61053

815-244-0290

Cass SAO

none

 

 

Champaign SAO

 

Bobbie Sykes

101 East Main St.

Urbana, 61801

217-384-3733

Christian

Cindy Drea

 

217-824-4747

Clark            

?

Courthouse, 2nd Fl

501 Archer

Marshall, 62441

217-826-6142

Clay

Karen Phillips

 

618-665-3522

Clinton

Kim Laxton

 

618-594-2464

Coles

Cathy Porter

 

217-348-0561

Cook SAO-VWP

Karen McKenna

2650 S. California

Lobby Level

Chicago, 60608

773-869-3486

Crawford Co SAO

 

Lois Martens

Crawford Co Cthse

105 Douglas St.

Robinson, 62454

618-546-1505

Cumberland

Anita Hayden

 

217-849-2311

DeKalb Co SAO

 

Renee Amato

200 N. Main St.

Sycamore, IL  60178

815-895-7104

Dewitt Co SAO

 

Michelle Alexander

201 W. Washington St., Clinton, IL  61727

217-935-8391

Douglas

 

Abbie Harriss

 

217-253-5471

DuPage

Terrie Jacoby

 

 

Edgar

none

 

 

Edwards

Tracy Sampson

 

618-445-3656

Effingham Co SAO

 

Susan Majors

101 N. 4th St, Ste 400

Effingham, IL  62401

217-342-8443

Fayette

Krisyen Straub

 

618-283-5040

Ford SAO

 

Barb Cleary

200 W. State St.

Paxton, 60957

217-379-4386

Franklin

Beth Sandusky

 

618-439-4316

Fulton

Sarah Lafary

 

309-547-3041

Gallatin

Cindy Williams

 

618-269-3331

Greene Co SAO

 

Susie Keller

519 N. Main St.

Carrollton, IL  62016

217-942-6989

Grundy SAO

 

Vicki Surman

111 E. Washington

Morris, IL  60450

815-941-3279

Hamilton

Erika Lasater

100 S. Jackson St.

McLeansboro, 62859

618-643-3021

Hancock

Sandy Little

Courthouse

PO Box 420

Carthage, 62321

217-357-3916

 

Hardin

 

Charles Lambert

 

Courthouse

PO Box 248

Elizabethtown, 62931

 

618-287-3691

Henderson

Peggy West

PO Box 605

Oquawka, 61469

309-867-4871

Henry

Brenda Kopp

307 W. Center St.

Cambridge, 61238

309-937-3438

Iroquois

Jim Devine

 

1001 E. Grant

Watseka, 60970

 

815-432-6980

Jackson

Patti McLearner

Courthouse

1001 Walnut St.

Murphysboro, 62966

618-687-7200

Jasper

Diana Groves

 

618-783-3115

Jefferson SAO

 

Loretta Karcher

100 S. 10th St.

Mt. Vernon, IL  62864

618-244-8025

Jersey

Pam Travers

 

618-498-5571 xt 149

JoDaviess

Jackie Willauer

 

815-777-0109

Johnson

Tammy Miller

 

618-658-9318

Kane Co SAO

 

Judy Bland

37 W 777 Route 38, Suite 300

St. Charles, 60175

630-232-3524

Kankakee

Roseanne Jones??

 

815-937-2930

Kendall Co SOA

 

Holly A. Mann

807 W. John St

Yorkville, IL  60560

630-553-4221

Kendall Co SOA

 

Silvia Romero

807 W. John St

Yorkville, IL  60560

630-553-4221

Knox Co SAO

 

Shirley R. Pringle

200 S. Cherry St.

3rd Fl. Knox Co Cthse

Galesburg, 61401

309-345-3886

Lake

Margarita Garcia

 

847-377-3022

Lake

Christine Burnside

 

847-377-3155

Lake

Carrie Flanigan

 

847-377-3023

Lake

Christine Stevenson

 

847-377-3024

Lake

Dianna Crum

 

847-377-3021

Lake

Sandra Bankston

 

847-377-3155

Lake

Melba Rivera

 

847-377-3100

Lake Co SAO

 

Melissa Burke

18 N. County St.

Felony Review

Waukegan, 60085

847-377-3098 dir

847-377-3000 main

Lake Co SAO

 

Dawn Patch

18 N. County St.

Felony Review

Waukegan, 60085

847-377-3098 dir

847-377-3000 main

Lake SAO

 

Carrie Madson

18 N. County

Waukegan, 60087

847-377-3000

Lake SAO

 

Jill Verbrick

18 N. County

Waukegan, 60087

847-377-

3071

Lake SAO

 

Debbie Vanderwall

18 N. County

Waukegan, 60085

847-377-3128

LaSalle Co SAO

 

Elizabeth Hovious

707 Etna Rd, Rm251

Ottawa, IL  61350

815-434-8345

Lawrence

Cinda Bell

 

618-943-3117

Lee

Jennifer Strock

 

815-284-5245

 

Livingston

 

 

112 W. Madison St.

Pontiac, 61764

 

815-844-5169

Logan

Brande Montgomery

 

217-732-2184

Macon Co SAO

 

Melanie Long

253 E. Wood

Decatur, IL  62523

217-424-1418

Macoupin SAO

Jim Goldasich

PO Box 287

Carlinville, 62626

217-854-6101xt258

Madison Co SAO

 

Desi Jellen

157 N. Main St.

Ste 402

Edwardsville, IL 62025

618-692-6280

Marion

Stacy Shuler

Marion Co SAO

PO Box 157

Salem, 62881

618-548-3860

xt 8003

Marshall Co SAO

 

Jo Griggs

122 N. Prarie St.

PO Box 328

Lacon, IL  61540

309-246-2028

Mason

Candy J. Gann
Victim/Witness Coordinator
Mason County States Attorney's Office

 

309-543-4212 FAX:  309-543-3548

Massac

??

 

618-524-2587

McDonough Child Advocate

 

Sydney John

No. 1 Courthouse Square

Macomb, IL  61455

309-837-2309

McDonough Co SAO

 

Hilary Simmons

No. 1 Courthouse Square

Macomb, IL  61455

309-837-2309

McHenry Co SAO

 

Stephanie Burton

2200 N. Seminary Ave

Woodstock, IL  60098

815-334-4159

McHenry Co SAO

 

Sara Signor

2200 N. Seminary Ave

Woodstock IL  60098

815-334-4159

McLean SAO

 

Mary Kay Carter

104 W. Front St., Rm. 605

Bloomington, 61701

309-888-5415

McLean SAO

Lisa Cote

104 W. Front St.

Room 605

Bloomington, 61701

309-888-5424

McLean SAO

Bobbie Smith

104 W. Front St.

Room 605

Bloomington, 61701

309-888-5416

Menard

Helen Deverman??

 

217-632-2524

Mercer

Nikki Taylor

 

309-582-5381

Monroe

618-939-8681 xt. 215

 

 

Montgomery SAO

Gayle Woods

120 N. Main

Hillsboro, 62049

 

Morgan SAO

Lisa Duke

300 W. State St.

Jacksonville, 62650

217-243-5469

Moultrie

Marvin Hanson??

 

217-728-4353

Ogle Co SAO

 

Sara Leisner

106 S. 5th St.

Suite 110

Oregon,  61061

815-732-1170

Peoria Co SAO

 

Sherry Bennett

324 Main St.

Room 111

Peoria, IL  61602

309-495-5035

Peoria Co SAO

 

Hattie M. Green

324 Main St.

Room 111

Peoria, IL  61602

309-672-6094

Perry

Marsha Lilly

This is a sheriff’s office, not SAO

618-357-6221

Piatt

Leonard Rumery SA?

 

217-762-2574

Pike Co SAO

 

Cathy Ervin

Pike Co Courthouse

100 E. Adams St.

Pittsfield, IL  62363

217-285-4808

Pope

Shannon Cummings

 

618-683-2221

Pulaski

Tabatha Smith

500 Illinois Ave.

Room K

Mound City, 62963

618-748-9134

Putnam

Jo Griggs

(see Marshall Co)

 

Randolph

 

 

618-826-5000

Richland

Mary Hubble-Tibbs

 

618-395-8444

Rock Island SAO

 

 

Pat Lawless\

 

Claudine Anders

Felony Victim Assistant

 

210 15th Street, 4th Floor

Rock Island, IL 61201

 

309-558-3230

 

309-558-3240

andersc@co.rock-island.il.us

 

Saline

David Nelson

 

618-253-7169

Sangamon

Chad Hilligoss

200 S. 9th St.

Rm. 402

Springfield, 62794

 

Sangamon DOC

 

Cherri Harp

1301 Concordia Ct.

Springfield,  62794

217-522-2666

xt 4006

Sangamon SAO

 

Diane Bell

200 S. 9th St.

Springfield, 62701

217-747-5134

Schuyler

Tina Griffin

 

217-322-3947

Scott

Susie Keller

519 N. Main St.

Carrollton, IL  62016

217-942-6989

Shelby

Melinda Johnson

 

217-774-5511

St. Clair

Jose Alvarez

#10 Public Square

2nd Floor

Belleville, 62220

618-277-3892

Stark

Jo Griggs

(See Marshall Co)

 

Stephenson SAO

Jacqueline Cooley

15 N. Galena

Freeport, 61032

815-235-1663

Tazewell

Deanna Gray

 

309-478-5823

Union

Rachel Talley

 

618-833-7216

Vermilion

Charles Hyde

??

 

217-431-2570

Wabash

Chris Quick? SA??

 

618-263-3753

Warren

Albert Algen?  SA???

 

309-734-8477

Washington SAO

Erica Redman

101 East St. Louis St

Nashville, 62263

618-327-4800

 

Wayne

 

Kevin Kakac?  SA?

 

 

618-842-3433

White

T. Scott Webb??

Cthse, 314 E. Cherry

PO Box 580

Carmi, 62821

618-382-7522

Whiteside SAO

Allan K. Johnson

101 E. Third St.

Sterling, 61081

815-535-4540

Whiteside

Mary Ortega

200 E. Knox St.

Morrison, 61270

815-772-5194

Will SAO

 

Kelly Sullivan

57 N. Ottawa St.

6th Fl.

Joliet, 60432

815-727-8819

Williamson SAO

 

Joyce Foutch

200 W. Jefferson

Marion, 62959

618-997-1301xt272

Winnebago

Miranda Simmons
Records/ Victim Service Provider
Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office

msimmons@wincoil.us

 

400 W. State St.

Suite 619

Rockford, 61102

815-319-4778

f 815-319-4701

Winnebago

Jody Miller

400 W. State St.

Suite 619

Rockford, 61101

815-319-4780

Winnebago

Jessica Lichty

400 W. State St.

Suite 619

Rockford, 61101

815-319-4779

Winnebago

Ramona Davis

400 W. State St.

Suite 619

Rockford, 61101

815-319-4782

Winnebago SAO

 

Barb Stone

400 W. State St.

Suite 619

Rockford, 61101

815-319-4781

Woodford

Russell Ruestman

 

308-467-3212

IllinoisVictims.Org Forms a New Board of Directors

In 2006, murder victims' family members put IllinoisVictims.Org on the internet in response to legislation that could free the offender in their cases without their knowledge or input, and out of concern for all the victims like them who did not know what was being proposed in the legislature that could profoundly affect their lives.

In the years since, IllinoisVictims.Org has grown into a statewide organization and in February of 2009 we made the organization official. We formed a Board of Directors, adopted By Laws, and the ten new board members, all expert and professional victims or victim advocates, will work to form a non-profit 501 C3 corporation.

The President of IllinoisVictims.Org is Terry Mayborne, widow of fallen law enforcement hero Mike Mayborne of Rockford.

Officers and Directors:

President Terry Mayborne
Vice-President/Treasurer Dora Larson
Secretary Jennifer Bishop Jenkins
Directors: Barbara Stone, Terry Hoyt, Barbara McNally, Samantha Glover, Maria Ramirez, Kristina Lindsay, Jeanne Wrenn.

If you are interested in serving on this board, or want to attend meeting, or wish to make suggestions, please contact us.

We are very excited about this growth spurt, our outstanding board members, and our positive agenda to improve victims rights in the state.

Our Program Presented to the Statewide Conference of Prosecutor-Based Victim Advocates Fall 2008

October 2008 at the state conference for the Illinois Prosecutor-Based Victim Advocates, IllinoisVictims.Org was invited to speak and we were incredibly grateful to be among these most dedicated public servants: Women and men who work tirelessly for the most oppressed, victims of crime, for thankless wages, and who have shown time and again that they deeply care about their work and their clients.

Bill Jenkins led them in a training about working with victims of traumatic loss with a focus on how the Care-Givers need to make sure they care for themselves as well. Jennifer Bishop-Jenkins presented information in a panel on what is happening with victims issues in Ilinois, sentencing, victims rights, etc.

We ended the very productive day together by mutual commitments to work together going forward. We have told these wonderful victim advocates that IllinoisVictims.Org is theirs to use however they need to!

THANK YOU, dear friends, for what you all do for us!