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Domestic Violence Safety Plan

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Cook County State’s Attorney Richard A. Devine reminds the citizens of Cook County of possible strategies and precautions that will help victims of domestic violence plan for safety. Furthermore, he urges victims of domestic violence to report incidents of abuse to hold these abusers accountable for their actions. State’s Attorney Devine asserts that prosecution of cases involving domestic violence is at the top priority of the Office. Rest assured, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office will assist victims in what they need.

You may not have control over another person’s violent behaviour, but you do have choices about how you respond. Victims of domestic violence can take steps to increase their safety and the safety of their children.
The Cook County State’s Attorney s Office has established a special Domestic Violence Prosecutions Division. The Division is working to create and implement a county-wide strategy to hold abusers accountable for their actions and to offer victims the help they need.
The prosecution of these cases is a top priority in my office. If you happen to become a victim, always report incidents of abuse to the police.”

Richard A. Devine,
Cook County State’s Attorney

The following are safety measures that a victim may employ to increase safety within set conditions:

For Safety in Own Residence:

For Safety in Public or at Work

For Safety during Volatile Domestic Violence Incident

A Checklist of Things You May Need to Take with You When You Leave

Updated: August 11, 2020

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