• We have provided over 117 children and youth with counseling and advocacy services this year.
  • We have provided prevention education to over 16,000 persons including over 10,000 high school students this year.
  • We have responded to over 411 hotline calls this year.
  • We have responded to over 105 hospital emergency room requests for crisis service when a sexual assault victim sought care this year.
  • We have provided professional training to over 152 allied professionals this year.
  • We have provided over 326 victims of sexual violence with counseling and advocacy services this year.
  • We have provided 24/7 telephone crisis services to over 200 victims each year.
  • We have provided over 34 significant others with counseling services this year.

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2 Investigators: State Police Lab May Need Two Years To Catch Up On Rape Kits

CBS Chicago October 30, 2015 The Illinois State Police Crime Lab has a huge backlog of untested rape kits that could take two years to reduce, the 2 Investigators have learned…Click Here for the full story including an interview with Northwest CASA Counselor & CARE Center Counseling Services Manager, Shelley Pier.

Men walk mile in heels to raise awareness for sex violence against women

WGN Chicago October 4, 2015 EVANSTON, Ill. — Through the cheers and high fives in Evanston, Ill., it was the men in heels on the ground getting the attention. It is the cause that brought these men here today: a lighthearted event shedding light on a dark subject, raising money for the Northwest Center against [...]


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Call to Action: This is more than unpaid lotto tickets!

Alert! Alert! Alert! – We need your help now! As you may know, the House did not pass Senate Bill 2046, which includes funds for domestic violence, sexual assault services, and many more social services across our state. Prior to the House considering SB 2046, Governor Rauner had announced he would veto the bill. We [...]

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Since April of every year is designated as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we felt it would be appropriate to post some statistics regarding sexual assault to help raise awareness of these staggering numbers. The following statistics were published by the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault in By the Numbers: Sexual Violence Statistics. Sexual assault is [...]

Keeping Children Safe

The occurrence of sexual abuse among children is more prevalent than many suspect. Unfortunately, most children know their offender(s) and often times are related to them. Considering all the myths surrounding child sexual assault, many studies have shown that social class does not factor in the risk for child sexual abuse. Northwest CASA would like [...]