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Court & Hospital Advocacy

Court Advocacy
Legal advocacy services to victims of domestic violence are offered in the Markham and Bridgeview courthouses. Court advocates also provide legal educational groups and IDVA education for residential clients of the Crisis Center.

The Court Advocacy Program provides crisis intervention, community education, and follow-up contact to victims. The Advocates also offer emotional support and assistance in understanding the court process.

In FY2013, 9,550 hours of advocacy were provided to 1,363 victims of domestic violence.

Hospital Advocacy
Medical professionals are often the first contact for victims of domestic violence. In many cases, someone from the medical field represents a safe and familiar option for a victim who wishes to reveal instances of abuse.

The Crisis Center and Advocate Christ Medical Center work in partnership to provide services to women identified as victims of domestic violence. Advocates also provide training to the medical staff on issues of domestic violence.

In FY2013, this program screened nearly 2,700 patients and conducted professional training for over 60 medical and hospital personnel.


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Crisis Center 24 Hour Hotline 708-429-SAFE (7233)

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PO Box 39, Tinley Park, IL 60477

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