Domestic Violence Special Publications

 

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Select from the system’s list below to access links to existing special publications containing Illinois domestic violence victim information.

 

 

Criminal Courts

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)

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.

Funders

Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA)

Analysis of Shelter Utilization by Victims of Domestic Violence-Quantitative Analysis

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.

Illinois Domestic Violence Victim Demographics, Trends

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 report:

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.

Domestic Violence Reports

The Chicago Intersystem Assessment Work Group released a three year study on prostitution which documented the city's current response to prostitution across systems.

Three Year Prostitution Study report

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.

Domestic Violence Help Line Evaluation Reports

Health Agencies

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)

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.

Mental Health Agencies

The Domestic Violence & Mental Health Policy Initiative (DVMHPI)

Link to Report on Mental Health Issues & Service Needs In Chicago Area Domestic Violence Advocacy Programs

Colleges/Universities (Post Secondary)

Loyola University

Center for Urban Research and Learning

Analysis of Shelter Utilization by Victims of Domestic Violence 2010

DePaul College of Law

Schiller Du Canto & Fleck Law Center's Sexual Assault Advisory Panel

2005 HARD FACTS: An Analysis of Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Assault Data from the Cook County Legal System

University of Illinois at Chicago

Effectiveness of Hotline, Advocacy, Counseling, and Shelter Services for Victims of Domestic Violence: A Statewide Evaluation

Other Advocacy/Technical Assistance

Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women's Network

The Court Watch Project

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.

Chicago Tribune

Featured articles on local domestic violence victims and perpetrators

 

Information as of May 31, 2012

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