Overview of Granting Process

ICADV administers approximately federal Victims of Crime Act and Violence Against Women Act funds each year. These are federal funds that flow to the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). ICJIA contracts with ICADV to administer a portion of those funds for the provision of services to victims of domestic violence and their children. ICADV funds approximately 50 domestic violence agencies each year to provide the following types of services:

  • legal advocacy to survivors seeking orders of protection
  • legal advocacy to survivors seeking criminal prosecution of her/his abuser
  • medical advocacy
  • counseling and therapy
  • services to Latinas
  • services to survivors of domestic violence from rural areas
  • services to survivors of domestic violence who also have chemical dependency issues

To learn more, read ICADV's Policies and Procedures for Grant Administration.

If you are a client or employee of an ICADV funded agency and feel your civil rights have been violated, you may choose to file a written complaint to ICADV using this form.