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1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men will be victims of domestic violence or abuse in their lifetime.  

                                           - National Coalition Against Domestic Violence 


Please know that

You are not alone

You are not to blame

You do not deserve to be abused

You have rights

You can get help

The Domestic Violence Unit of the Kankakee County State's Attorneys' Office prosecutes cases involving violence or the threat of violence occurring between relatives, married, engaged, dating or formerly involved couples. We understand that a home should be a safe place. Crimes of domestic violence tear at that basic assumption. Not only is the victim at risk, but so are children and any other family members present. Our office is committed to vigorously prosecuting domestic violence crimes in order to break the cycle of violence and promote a safe living environment for all family members.

The attorneys in the Domestic Violence Unit are vertically assigned to handle cases from filing through its ultimate resolution. That means one specific prosecutor will handle the case from the beginning through any potential trial and sentencing.  That prosecutor, assisted by Victims Assistance advocates, will work with the victim and the victim's family to bring a speedy and just resolution to each case.  Our goal is to ensure the safety of the victim and family members by punishing and rehabilitating the offenders.    

How to contact us: 

Domestic Violence Division

Kankakee County State’s Attorneys’ Office

450 E. Court Street, 3rd Floor

Kankakee, IL 60901

815-936-5800 tel


Useful Resources:

Harbor House

Domestic Violence Shelter

(815) 932-5800

Domestic Violence Education

Domestic violence education classes. A four-week educational program for victims of domestic violence. The primary goal is to teach victims how to be safe whether they remain in their relationship or not. Services available at Kankakee location.

Call (815) 932-5814 for more dertails.

Presence St. Mary’s Hospital

500 West Street Court Street
Kankakee, IL 60901
(815) 937-2100 tel.


Riverside Medical Center

350 N. Wall St.
Kankakee, IL 60901

(815) 933-1671 tel.

Please note this resource list is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a recommendation of any of the specific services provided by the programs. This does not list every resource available to sexual assault victims in Kankakee County.

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