National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
Toll Free IL Domestic Violence Help Line: 877-863-6338
If you are interested in attending committee meetings, please contact the Local Coordinator for meeting times and locations: Bev Thomas, 815-479-7792, or [email protected].
Steering Committee - meeting quarterly on the 2nd Tues of the month
This committee consists of policy makers and executive directors from the county and includes representatives from the Judiciary, Law Enforcement, the States’ Attorneys Office, the Public Defenders Office, Centegra Health Systems, local service providers, DCFS, The Health Department, Prevent Child Abuse Illinois, and other policy makers and executive directors. There is representation from all the major areas of family violence work and members from every aspect of community involvement in this issue. This committee sets the goals of the council and provides the oversight for the other committee’s work.
Court/Law Enforcement/Education Committee - meeting monthly on the 3rd Wed of the month
This committee is comprised of the county’s Domestic Violence Judge, law enforcement personnel, members of the State’s Attorney’s Office, the local domestic violence agency, probation, CASA, the local sexual assault agency, senior services, partner abuse programs, schools, hospitals, mental health board, etc.
Faith Committee - currently on hiatus.