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NCJ Number: 68899 Find in a Library
Title: SERVICE GUIDE FOR PROFESSIONALS WHO ASSIST VICTIMS OF RAPE, CHILD ABUSE AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Corporate Author: Citizens Cmtte for Victim Assistance
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 33
Sponsoring Agency: Citizens Cmtte for Victim Assistance
Chicago, IL 60603
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

Citizens Cmtte for Victim Assistance
11 South La Salle
Chicago, IL 60603
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A SERVICE GUIDE IS PROVIDED BY THE ILLINOIS LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMISSION FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT, MEDICAL, AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONALS TO ASSIST THEM IN HELPING VICTIMS OF RAPE, CHILD ABUSE, AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
Abstract: THIS GUIDE HAS BEEN PREPARED TO 1) FAMILIARIZE PROFESSIONALS WITH ASPECTS OF ILLINOIS LAWS THAT DIRECTLY RELATE TO VICTIMS OF RAPE, CHILD ABUSE, AND WIFE ABUSE, AND 2) IDENTIFY GENERAL AND SPECIALIZED RESOURCES THAT CAN ASSIST ABUSE AND RAPE VICTIMS, AS WELL AS OTHER CRIME VICTIMS. PART ONE PROVIDES BASIC INFORMATION FOR AND ABOUT RAPE VICTIMS. IT COVERS HOSPITAL EXAMINATIONS, THE ROLE OF THE POLICE, COUNSELING, AND WHAT HAPPENS IN COURT AND AT A TRIAL. THE ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBERS, AND SERVICES OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SERVICES AIDING RAPE VICTIMS ARE LISTED. PART TWO PROVIDES BASIC INFORMATION ON CHILD ABUSE, INCLUDING THE PRIMARY PROVISIONS OF THE ILLINOIS ABUSE AND NEGLECTED CHILD REPORTING ACT, THE CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH AND TO WHOM SUSPICION OF CHILD ABUSE MAY BE REPORTED, AND THE INVESTIGATIVE POLICIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES. A LIST OF AGENCIES THAT PROVIDE CHILD SERVICES TO CHILD ABUSE VICTIMS AND THEIR FAMILIES IS INCLUDED. A FOLLOWING SECTION ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DESCRIBES IMMEDIATE LEGAL REMEDIES AVAILABLE TO THE BATTERED WOMAN. HOWEVER, MOST OF THIS SECTION LISTS AND DESCRIBES GENERAL AND SPECIALIZED LEGAL RESOURCES OR AGENCIES PROVIDING SERVICES TO THE BATTERED WOMAN IN ILLINOIS. INCLUDED ARE LISTINGS OF HOUSING SERVICES SHOULD THE BATTERED WOMAN DECIDE TO MOVE OUTSIDE THE HOME, AGENCIES SPECIALIZING IN INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILY COUNSELING, ORGANIZATIONS THAT DEAL WITH ALCOHOLISM AS A CONTRIBUTOR TO FAMILY VIOLENCE, INFORMATION AND REFERRAL SERVICES, AND ADVOCACY SERVICES. APPENDIXES INCLUDE THE TEXT OF THE ILLINOIS ABUSED AND NEGLECTED CHILD REPORTING ACT, A LISTING OF SEX OFFENSES UNDER THE ILLINOIS CRIMINAL CODE, AN EXPLANATION OF THE ACT CREATING THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES, EXCERPTS FROM THE JUVENILE COURT ACT, AND THE TEXT OF THE ILLINOIS RAPE VICTIMS EMERGENCY TREATMENT ACT.
Index Term(s): Abused children; Battered wives; Illinois; Psychological victimization effects; Sexual assault victims; Team treatment; Victim medical assistance; Victim services training
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