Victim Resources and Information

There are many resources that are available to victims of all types, including victims of domestic violence and victims of sexual assault.  Below are links to websites and documents designed to help crime victims.

For information about how to pursue criminal charges:  Click Here for English     Click Here for Spanish

There are a couple of documents that are specifically for victims of domestic violence.  Click the below links:


Illinois Domestic Violence Act Referral Agency Information - English and Spanish 

Illinois Domestic Violence Act State Information - English

Illinois Domestic Violence Act State Information - Spanish
 

For the document entitled "Mandatory Notice of Victim's Right to Information Regarding Sexual Assault Evidence Testing", Click Here

For the document entitled "Mandatory Notice for Survivors of Sexual Assault", Click Here

In some cases, victims are able to receive compensation.  For more information, click the below links:

https://www.illinoislegalaid.org/legal-information/compensation-crime-victims

http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/victims/cvc.html

The public in general, and crime victims in particular, have rights to some information about offenders.  VINE is a victim notification network, and it can be accessed at the below site:

https://vinelink.com/#/home

For information about T-Visa and U-Visa, see the below site:

https://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/victims-human-trafficking-other-crimes

For information about identity theft in Illinois, see the below site of the Illinois Attorney General:

http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/consumers/hotline.html

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