Who We Are
The Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Family Violence Prevention Council (Council)
was established in 1996 as a forum for local service providers and community
members in Bureau, Grundy, and LaSalle Counties to develop, support and expand
needed services addressing interpersonal family violence. It is one of 23
Illinois Family Violence Coordinating Councils (www.ifvcc.org), one for every judicial circuit in
The purpose of the Councils is to improve institutional, professional and
community responses to forms of violence such as child abuse, youth dating
violence, adult partner abuse, and elder abuse; to engage in education and
prevention; to coordinate intervention and services for victims and
perpetrators; and to contribute to the improvement of the legal system and the
administration of justice. By bringing in national speakers and tapping local
talent, the Council has developed the reputation as a leading provider of
workshops on topics related to interpersonal violence.
Our vision is to establish a community where everyone not only feels safe,
but is safe. We would love for you to join us. Together, we can make a difference!