Domestic Violence Services


Domestic violence, also known as Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is any criminal offense involving violence or physical harm or threat of violence or physical harm when committed by one cohabitant against another. Connecting adults affected by domestic violence to trauma-informed services also enhances stability, safety and permanency for children. Domestic violence services provided by local shelter and treatment programs with federal and state funding through DCFS include:

  • 15 domestic violence shelter
  • Trauma-informed therapy, financial planning and safety planning
  • Assistance with protective orders
  • LINKline domestic violence crisis hotline
  • Lethality Assessment Protocol (LAP) program utilized by law enforcement and victims advocates to assist and educate victims
  • Trauma-focused treatment for both survivors and offenders

Domestic violence, including domestic violence in the presence of children, is against the law and should be reported.