Measuring Safety 2022 - The Network


Each year, The Network releases a comprehensive overview of the statewide response to gender-based violence, with a particular focus on domestic violence and sexual violence. Our report is the only one of its kind in Illinois and has both a quantitative and qualitative approach. The report is specifically aimed at being a contemporary snapshot of recent trends in services and needs in gender-based violence across Illinois. 
In this edition, the report examines survivors’ relationships with law enforcement, the criminal and legal systems, and housing programs all while centering survivor stories and profiling programs that provide a comprehensive approach to addressing gender-based violence throughout Illinois. The services identified in this report are critical to survivor wellbeing and address the survivor as a whole person—one who is growing up surrounded by violence, is parenting or in need of economic assistance, or may require mental or physical health care. 

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