CDV Legal Advocacy

MCCA's Countering Domestic Violence trained Court Advocates are located in the Law and Justice Center. Our Court Advocates assist victims of domestic violence by providing them with information about their legal rights, assisting with Orders of Protection, explaining the court procedures, and supporting victims through the court process. The Advocate also accompanies clients to the courtroom. Contact a Court Advocate at the Domestic Violence Unit by calling (309) 888-5521.



Illinois Automated Victim Notification registrationThe Illinois AVN system is a service 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 email notification when the offender’s custody or court status changes. The toll-free number for the Illinois AVN system is (866) 566-8439. This service is provided to assist victims of crime who have a right to know about their offender’s custody and case status. You can also access the Illinois AVN system by clicking the image on the right.





CDV Education

We believe that a community that is well-informed about domestic violence will lead to community members that are involved in finding solutions. Partnerships with other community organizations, businesses, agencies, churches and educational institutions are fundamental in our work. CDV staff is available for in-services, staff training, school dating violence prevention programs, and community presentations.

Please be alerted to the safety issues below regarding computer usage if you are a victim of domestic abuse.

Safety Alert for Individuals Experiencing Domestic Violence: Computer use can be monitored and it is impossible to completely clear information viewed on the Internet from your computer. If you are in danger, please use a safer computer, call your local hotline at (309) 827-7070, and/or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).

40-Hour Domestic Violence Training

Mid Central Community Action's Countering Domestic Violence Program periodically presents a 40-Hour  Violence Training Workshop.   Topics covered include: Dynamics and basic theories of domestic violence Characteristics of abusers Domestic Violence and the legal system Domestic Violence…

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Have I Been Abused?

Domestic violence is a pattern of control that one person exercises over another. it is not limited to physical violence, but also includes verbal abuse, emotional abuse, and economic abuse.   If the following list applies to you, call the 24- hour Domestic Violence Hotline at (309) 827-7070.  …

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Internet and Computer Safety

There are hundreds of ways that computers record everything you do on the computer and on the Internet. If you are in danger, please try to use a safer computer that someone abusive does not have direct access, or even remote (hacking) access to. Use a safer computer.  It might be safer to use…

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