Items tagged with "Domestic Violence"


articles  |   Transitional housing for victims of intimate partner violence

Published: May 3, 2016
Many victims of intimate partner violence find themselves at increased risk for homelessness as they make efforts to escape violence. The lack of stable, safe, and affordable housing is associated with negative outcomes for these victims. This article describes the relationship between housing instability and victim health and well-being, issues to consider when addressing housing stability for this population, and recommendations for policy and practice.



articles  |   Addressing Child Exposure to Violence

Published: April 12, 2016
Each year a notable number of children are exposed to violence in their homes and communities. This exposure can result in negative health and well-being consequences. Safe from the Start (SFS) programs were funded to provide treatment services and supportive referrals to children exposed to violence and their families. This report provides an overview of the Illinois Safe from the Start program, program outcomes, and implications for policy and practice.



publications  |   Safe From the Start Year 13: 2001-2014

Published: September 2, 2015
This evaluation report reflects the assessment and service provision activities for 4,691 children predominantly ages 0 to 5 exposed to violence, along with their caregivers, who sought treatment at the 11 Illinois sites participating in the Safe From the Start (SFS) program between July 2001 and June 2014. Treatment services could include individual child and adult therapy, family therapy, family support services, psycho-education, and case management.



articles  |   InfoNet: Putting data to work

Published: August 24, 2015
The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority’s InfoNet data system is key to targeted, effective services for victims of interpersonal violence across Illinois.



publications  |   InfoNet: Putting data to work

Published: August 24, 2015
The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority’s InfoNet data system is key to targeted, effective services for victims of interpersonal violence across Illinois.



grant programs  |   Family Violence Coordinating Councils

Published: August 6, 2015
Family Violence Coordinating Councils, at both state and local/circuit levels, establish a forum to improve the institutional, professional, and community response to family violence, including intimate partner abuse, child abuse, abuse against people with disabilities, and elder abuse. The councils engage in education and prevention as well as coordination of intervention and services for victims and perpetrators. They work to improve the administration of justice when addressing family violence.



publications  |   Safe From the Start Year 12 Report 2001-2013

Published: May 21, 2014
This report summarizes data collected from 4350 children and their families that received Safe From the Start services over the past 12 years. These data provide an important



publications  |   Multisite Evaluation of the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) Approach to Violence Against Women in Illinois

Published: August 13, 2013
Domestic violence and sexual assault are serious problems in Illinois. While many such offenses are reported yearly, localities often lack resources needed to make arrests, to



systems  |   Infonet

InfoNet is a web-based data collection and reporting system used by victim service providers in Illinois. The system is nationally recognized for facilitating standardized data collection and reporting at the statewide level. Initial development of InfoNet began in the mid-90s as a collaborative effort between the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault, and the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Since then, InfoNet has grown to include partnerships with the Illinois Department of Human Services and the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Illinois.