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National Resources


National Domestic Violence Hotline

Provides crisis intervention, information and referral to victims of domestic violence, their perpetrators, and their families.

National Network To End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)

Membership organization comprised of state coalitions and other groups, working to create social change resulting in eradication of violence against women.

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) Provide a wide range technical assistance, training, and specialized resource materials and projects designed to enhance current intervention and prevention strategies to end domestic violence.
Battered Women's Justice Project (BWJP) Offers training, technical assistance, and consultation on the most promising practices of the criminal and civil justice systems in addressing domestic violence. 
National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women (NCDBW) In partnership with BWJP, provides customized technical assistance to battered women charged with crimes and to members of their defense teams (defense attorneys, advocates, expert witnesses and others). 
National Center on Full Faith and Credit Provides technical assistance on all issues related to the issuance and enforcement of protection orders across jurisdictional boundaries.
National Stalking Resource Center Program of the National Center for Victims of Crime with dual mission to raise national awareness of stalking and encourage the development and implementation of multidisciplinary responses to stalking in local communities across the country.
Salons Against Domestic Abuse - Cut It Out Project Builds awareness of domestic abuse and trains salon professionals to recognize warning signs and refer victims to local resources
National Immigrant Justice Center Provides immigration legal services to low-income immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers.
National Center for Victims of Crime Provides resources to help victims of crime rebuild their lives.
National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma and Mental Health (NCDVTMH) National technical assistance project designed to cultivate deeper understanding of mental health and advocacy needs of survivors of domestic violence and their children.
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence: Face To Face Project Works in partnership with three medical associations to assist survivors of domestic violence who cannot afford the cosmetic and reconstructive surgery and dentistry needed to repair the injuries they have received from a spouse or intimate partner.
National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence Designs, provides and customizes training and consultation; influences policy; promotes collaboration; and enhances diversity with goal of ending domestic and sexual violence.
Asian Pacific Islander Institute On Domestic Violence National resource center and clearhouse on gender violence in Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities.

Give Back A Smile


Program coordinating volunteer dentists and laboratory technicians that agree to restore broken and damaged teeth of survivors of intimate partner violence.

Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence (CAEPV)

National project working on prevention of partner violence by leveraging the strength and resources of the corporate community.

Alianza: National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence

Dedicated to helping society recognize and end domestic violence in Latino/Hispanic communities by promoting education, dialogue, public awareness, networking and advocacy.

Minnesota Center Against Violence And Abuse (MINCAVA)

Support research, education, and access to violence related resources.


American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence

Mission to increase access to justice for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking by mobilizing the legal profession--DOES NOT provide lawyer referrals nor do they give legal advice to survivors of domestic violence.


Faith Trust Institute

National, multifaith organization working to end sexual and domestic violence. Provide communities and advocates with tools and knowledge they need to address religious and cultural issues related to abuse.

The Rave Project


Initiative that seeks to bring knowledge and social action together to assist families of faith impacted by abuse.

PASCH - Peace and Safety in Christian Homes


An international coalition of men and women promoting peace and safety in Christian homes
General Federation of Women's Clubs Membership of almost 8000 women and girls ranging from ages 12 to 100, in about 250 clubs, throughout the state of Illinois, in small towns and big cities, have found fun and fellowship working together with over 100,000 women world wide to improve their communities and support charities and important causes. In addition, GFWC has earned a reputation as a powerful force in the fight against domestic violence. GFWC was recognized on the floor of the United States Senate as “a gem among our midst” by Senator Joseph Biden (Del.) for our work in bringing hope to victims and survivors of domestic violence and abuse. (November 16, 2006)

National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life

NCALL provides training and technical assistance on abuse in later life. Staff will respond to requests received via telephone, e-mail, regular mail and in person about specific cases or services.

Immigration Advocates Network

Collaborative effort of leading national immigration advocacy organizations designed to increase access to justice for low-income immigrants.

Illinois Resources

Illinois Domestic Violence Programs Domestic violence programs offering services to survivors throughout IL
Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women's Network Membership organization working domestic violence issues.
Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professionals Certification of domestic violence professionals in Illinois.
Domestic Violence and Mental Health Policy Initiative (DVMHPI) Chicago-based project designed to address unmet mental health needs of domestic violence survivors and their children; collaborate with other professionals; training; networking; technical assistance on policy, resources and research regarding trauma and mental health in ways that do not jeopardize survivors’ safety, custody or credibility.
Illinois Child Abuse Hotline


Illinois Elder Abuse Hotline 1-866-800-1409
Illinois Office of the Attorney General: Crime Victim Compenstation Program

Primary goal of helping to reduce the financial burden imposed on victims of violent crime and their families.

1-800-228-3368 (voice/TTY).

Illinois AVN (Automated Victim Notification) System

System through which victims of crime can use the telephone or Internet to search for information regarding the custody and case status of their offender and to register to receive telephone and e-mail notification when the offender’s custody or court status changes. AVN toll-free number - (866) 566-8439.  Service available to assist Victims of Crime who have a right to know about their offender's custody and case status.

Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault Not-for-profit organization of community-based sexual assault crisis centers in Illinois working together to end sexual violence.
Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation Provide free civil legal services to low income persons and senior citizens in 65 counties in central and southern Illinois.
Prairie State Legal Services Provide free legal services for low income persons and senior citizens in northern half of Illinois.
Legal Assistance Foundaton of Chicago Provide free civil legal assistance to low income and elderly individuals in Chicago and suburban Cook County
Illinois Family Violence Coordinating Council Statewide organization to establish forum to improve institutional, professional and community response to family violence including child abuse, domestic abuse, and elder abuse.
Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority

The Authority brings together key leaders from the justice system and the public to identify critical issues facing the criminal justice system in Illinois, and to propose and evaluate policies, programs, and legislation that address those issues. The agency also works to ensure the criminal justice system in Illinois is efficient and effective. The Authority’s specific powers and duties are detailed in the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Act.

Illinois Department of Labor IDOL provides a variety of resources, including information specifically for domestic violence victims about the VESSA, Victims' Economic Security and Safety Act.
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

ICIRR is dedicated to promoting the rights of immigrants and refugees to full and equal participation in the civic, cultural, social, and political life of our diverse society.


Illinois Coalition of Domestic Violence