this office filed 127 cases of domestic violence. Thus far in 2017,
this office has filed 106 cases of domestic violence. These numbers
do not include the number of police responses to domestic violence
where victims are uncooperative or where there is mutual combat.
Domestic violence is a crime that takes many forms. When domestic
violence is mentioned, our thoughts turn to acts of physical
violence – the most serious manifestation of domestic violence.
important to raise awareness for the signs that can precede the
physical violence. If you or a loved one is in a relationship where
a person’s actions are being controlled by the other, where
communications with family and friends are limited, where verbal
abuse and/or threats occur, where finances are used to control the
other person, then help is needed. If it is an emergency, 911 should
be called. If it is not an emergency, then help can come from other
Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence provides a Domestic
Violence Help Line at 877-863-6338.
our community benefits from a Sojourn Outreach Advocate, Carrie
Gaves, whose office is on the first floor of the Logan County
Courthouse. Sojourn Outreach provides assistance with filing a
Petition for Order of Protection, counseling, and other resources to
assist victims of domestic violence. The contact number for Sojourn
Outreach is 732-8988.
important to raise awareness of domestic violence. It is a crime
that knows no economic, social, racial, or generational boundaries.
It impacts victims physically, emotionally, and financially.
our thoughts turn to autumn, may we as a community be mindful of the
devastation of domestic violence and pray for the victims and
families and – where possible – reach out for help.
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County State's Attorney Jonathan Wright recently paid visits to the
three colleges in Lincoln, raising awareness for Domestic Violence
Month in October, and delivering posters designed to lead abused
women to the help they may need.
Accepting the poster from Lincoln College was Zach Landers,
Coordinator of Student Services.
poster delivered to Lincoln Christian University was accepted by
University President, Dr. Don Green.
Heartland Community College in Lincoln, Associate Director Kristi
Powell accepted the poster from Wright.
[Jonathan C. Wright
Logan County State’s Attorney]