In an effort to advance the message of zero tolerance for domestic violence in our community, the Domestic Violence Unit of McLean County Court Services implements a Domestic Violence Impact Panel (DVIP). The primary goals of the panel are to hold offenders accountable for their choices and demonstrate empathy for the pain and suffering experienced by their survivors.
The panel convenes the third Tuesday of February, May, August, and November of each year. It consists of a keynote speaker (representing the community), survivor speakers (individuals whom have had past domestic violence experiences), the Lisa 9-1-1 tape, and concludes with the offenders completing a short survey questionnaire.
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If you wish to contact this unit, please call the McLean County Adult Court Services Department at (309) 888-5360 and ask for one of the personnel assigned to the Domestic Violence Unit.
If you are a victim of domestic violence:
- Call 911 immediately if you are in danger - Report abuse to your local police agency - Contact the courthouse Domestic Violence Unit for assistance with an Order of Protection - Call the 24-hour domestic violence hotline at (309) 827-7070