Many organizations and agencies exist to help victims of crime in our state. Send us your resource to add to this page.
If you are facing an emergency,
always call 911!
Victim Advocates in Illinois work for the prosecutors - the States Attorney in your County. While some downstate counties do not have their own victim advocate, the States Attorney in your County can refer you also for more local help. There are 102 counties in Illinois, too many to list here. Call your County's States Attorney for the victim advocate in your area. A victim advocate generally only can help you if there is an offender that has been apprehended and is being, or has been, tried in the criminal justice system.
The approximately 80% of victims of violent crime in Illinois that do not receive any victims services because either the offender is never apprehended, or killed, or a plea bargain avoids trial. We know that this frequent lack of victim services is a matter of resources, generally, but at IllinoisVictims.org, one of our top priorities is to see that changed. We believe victims services should be tied to the needs of the victim, not the status of the offender. Other states provide victims services to all victims, regardless of the status of the offender. Illinois can and should too.
ILLINOIS and NATIONAL VICTIM RESOURCES
TO REGISTER for the Automated Victim Notification (AVN) system to receive updates on the location and status of incarcerated offenders in your Illinois Case go to the web page for the Illinois Attorney General Victims Services.
After the Trauma - for victims and survivors of domestic violence nationally, Mildred Mohammed (ex-wife of the DC sniper)
Angel Corps Network, A developing project of Chicago area Uhlich Children's Advantage Network (UCAN) - Licensed clinical psychologists and Victims of Violence, under professional social workers, work in Peer Support for other victims of violence in the Chicago Area and crisis response. On going support groups being formed. Referrals made to vital services. A 24 Hour Victim Services Hotline is at 312-388-2900
Bereaved Parents USA with grief support chapter meetings monthly throughout Illinois and the nation
CASA -in downstate Belleville, Illinois, St. Clair County, serving Abused and Neglected Children 618-234-4278
City of Chicago Domestic Violence Help Line: 1-877-TO END DV (1-877-863-6338) is staffed by domestic violence trained advocates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This service from the Mayor's office is confidential, multi-lingual and will link victims to the right program they need.
Chicago Department of Human Services - Individual and Group Counseling HELP LINE 1-800-843-6154
Chicago Foundation for Women "Ending Abuse of Women
and Girls Starts With US"
Cindy Bischof Family Campaign against Domestic Violence www.cindysmemorial.org
Community Mental Health Center - 8704 S Constance, Chicago, IL 60617, 773-734-4033
Cook County State's
Attorney's Office, Victim-Witness Assistance Program
CounterQuo - a website and resource challenging the way we respond to Sexual Violence in our nation
IACP - The International Association of Chiefs of Police:
ICASA - the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Illinois Domestic Violence Hotline - 877-863-6338
Forever Network - post videos online of murdered loved ones www.forevernetwork.com
Gang Victims Blog at www.SafeNeighborhoodsAct.com
- a national network of victims and survivors of gun
violence. Every victim and survivor and family can easily make their own FREE
Tributes Web Page where families can post and receive messages of support and
exchange information. Post your story and loved one today!
Horizon Hospice - Individual Counseling, 833 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, 312-733-8900
Justice Interrupted -the victim advocacy work of activist Susan Murphy Milano
KidsPeace - help and hope for Kids in Crisis
Charge - Moms of murdered children in the Philadelphia area
Missing Persons Awareness and Support Network - National NamUs (National Missing and Unidentified Persons) Blog
National Association of Victims Rights Attorneys free online training courses on various victim topics
National Center for Victims
of Crime (NCVC)
National Crime Prevention Council with programs for keeping kids safe from crime, including McGruff the Crime Dog and his "kid safe browser" for the internet
Victims Bar Association provides technical support to attorneys
representing crime victims in civil actions, refers crime victims to lawyers in
their local area, and works to increase general awareness about the availability
National CrimeVictimsOrgNetwork - a Yahoo Group listserve for crime victims
National Domestic Violence Hotline and share your voice blog
The National Institute of Justice
National Organization of
Victim Assistance NOVA
National Sex Offender Public Website - including victims services
New Jersey Crime Victims Law Center - Richard Pompelio, Esq.,
760 Route 10 West,
Suite 203, Whippany, NJ 07981,
Parents of Murdered Children with homicide support groups all over Illinois and the nation
Peoria County States Attorney Victim Assistance 309-672-6900
East St. Louis'
Project HEAVEN for Crime Victims
SENIOR SUPPORT GROUP - Bridgeview Courthouse, 10220 S 76th Ave Room 223, Bridgeview, IL - 773-869-7215
STOPFAMILYVIOLENCE.org - resources, including videos, for families facing custody battles involving family violence
VictimLaw.org - An incredible new resource from the National Center for Victims of Crimes. A completely comprehensive database of every single aspect of victims rights and needs from around the nation. Search all cases and state, local and federal laws. User friendly and the definitive source for victims to get information.
Victory Over Violence - A victim led program that helps work for violence prevention, especially with Youth. Helpful materials for their program to Take the Pledge against violence!
WBJ Press and
WHEATON - Dept of Probation and Court Services VICTIM OFFENDER CONFERENCE program 630-407-8400
WITNESS JUSTICE is a national victim advocacy organization based in Maryland whose mission is to empower and assist victims of violence and their loved ones in healing from trauma and in navigating the criminal justice process. their loved ones wi
The Women's Alliance in Lake Zurich, Illinois. Call our inspiring victim activist friend Consander Snowden at 773-370-1892
YWCA Rape Crisis
911 Cell Phone Bank
Resource Database at the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (US Dept of Justice)
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NATIONAL CENTER FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME TRAINING VIDEOS
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RELATED RESOURCES - not specifically victim
Save A Life Foundation (SALF) remains dedicated to the emergency medical service (EMS) professionals who serve as mentors and positive role models, encouraging our youth to consider a career in EMS or public service.
SALF continues to work diligently on our goals and has recently completed its yearly independent audit. Thank you for your continued interest and support of our mission.
Today we are pleased to present the Save A Life Foundationís 2007/2008 Annual Report for your review.
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