Statewide Victim Assistance (SVA) Program
Through three main initiatives, the Statewide Victim Assistance Program provides assistance to victims, witnesses, and service providers across Illinois.
Direct Victim Assistance
The Office of the Attorney General provides services to crime victims and witnesses who are involved in cases that are being prosecuted by the Office of the Illinois Attorney General. Program services are available to crime victims and witnesses, assistant attorneys general, and any of the 102 state’s attorneys across Illinois who have requested OAG assistance with their criminal cases.
Crime Victims Assistance Line 1-800-228-3368; 1-877-398-1130 (TTY)
The Attorney General’s office offers a toll-free number to provide victims with referrals for service, information on crime victim compensation claims, and assistance in completion of compensation applications. Operators are available to provide assistance in English and Spanish.
Outreach and Education Activities
Crime Victim Services staff conduct outreach and educational workshops to help service providers to better assist crime victims in obtaining financial assistance through this program. The Division also coordinates educational opportunities to help build the capacity of victim service providers and criminal justice system professionals. Training opportunities provide up-to-date information on victim-related topics and promising practices in service delivery.
For more information, please contact our Outreach Specialist, Kim Murray, at 312-814-2468, or firstname.lastname@example.org.