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Select from the system’s list below to access links to existing special publications containing Illinois domestic violence victim information.
Established in 1972, the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is a federally funded resource offering justice and drug-related information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide.
Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA)
The Analysis of Shelter Utilization by Victims of Domestic Violence project was funded by the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) in the spring of 2008 to address two primary issues: 1) The shelter and service utilization patterns and outcomes and housing needs of women who are domestic violence victims, and 2) the stages in the process by which they make changes in their situation.
InfoNet database reveals Illinois domestic violence victim demographics, trends. While physical abuse was the top primary presenting form of abuse for domestic violence victims seeking services between 1998 and 2005, victims seeking assistance for emotional abuse increased from 25 percent in 1998 to 41 percent in 2005, according to InfoNet, a web-based data collection and reporting system used by victim service providers in Illinois.
Analysis of InfoNet Data from Domestic Violence Agencies: Full Report
The analyses presented here were conducted in order to look more fully at these issues. They build upon our previous work examining both domestic violence data and sexual assault/abuse information for the Illinois Criminal Justice and Information Authority. The domestic violence data with which we worked made clear that there were differences in the circumstances of abuse, paths into referral and assessed service need for some groups, including victims of color versus those who were White, older versus younger victims and victims in rural settings compared to those in Cook County.
Program completion, behavioral change, and re-arrest for the batterer intervention system of cook county Illinois.
Chicago Department of Family and Support Services
Various Special Reports examining services to domestic violence victims including, Evaluation of the Domestic Violence Help Line, Assessment of Chicago’s Response to Domestic Violence, Assessment of Chicago’s Response to Prostitution, and much more.
The Chicago Intersystem Assessment Work Group released a three year study on prostitution which documented the city's current response to prostitution across systems.
Chicago Department of Family and Support Services Domestic Violence Help Line Evaluation Report. The Mayor's Office of Domestic Violence in collaboration with the Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL) at Loyola University Chicago, via a grant from the National Institute of Justice, conducted an evaluation of the City of Chicago Domestic Violence Help Line. It assessed the effectiveness of the Help Line in serving domestic violence victims from Chicago's diverse populations.
Youth Online lets you analyze national, state, and local data from 1991-2009. Data from high school and middle school surveys are included. Teen dating violence indicator can be found under the health topic: unintentional injuries and violence.
Link to Report on Mental Health Issues & Service Needs In Chicago Area Domestic Violence Advocacy Programs
Center for Urban Research and Learning
DePaul College of Law
Schiller Du Canto & Fleck Law Center's Sexual Assault Advisory Panel
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women's Network
The mission of the Court Watch Project is to monitor and evaluate Cook County's Domestic Violence Court. Our goal is to observe; collect information; and present data that will help promote accountability, transparency and adherence with the Illinois Domestic Violence Act.
Information as of May 31, 2012