Office of the State's Attorney - Patrick D. Kenneally

Victim/Witness Program

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The Victim/Witness Program provides advocacy and assistance to victims and witnesses of violent crime.
Coordinators assigned to this unit are available to assist victims and witnesses of the following offenses: 

  • Murder (1st & 2nd Degree)
  • Attempt Murder
  • Involuntary Manslaughter
  • Reckless Homicide
  • Reckless Conduct
  • Kidnapping / Aggravated Kidnapping
  • Aggravated Battery
  • Assault / Aggravated Assault
  • Criminal Sexual Assault / Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault/ Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault
  • Criminal Sexual Abuse / Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse
  • Exploitation of a Child
  • Stalking / Aggravated Stalking
  • Domestic Battery / Aggravated Domestic Battery
  • Hate Crime
  • Elder Abuse
  • Driving under the Influence involving Death or Injury
  • Arson / Aggravated Arson

Victim/Witness Coordinators can be reached by calling (815) 334-4159 between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.

Coordinators provide information about an individual’s rights as a victim of a crime, the case status and provide referrals to additional services needed.  They also assist with Crime Victim Compensation forms and follow up with the Illinois Attorney General’s Office on their behalf.

What type of services and information can I get through the Victim/Witness Program? 

  • Status information on my case
  • Case status notification
  • Counseling referrals
  • Victim impact statement information
  • Restitution information and assistance
  • Transportation arraignments
  • Crime Victim Compensation Act information
  • Information regarding accompanying me to court
  • Court advocacy and orientation
  • Privacy prior to appearing in court