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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 [...]

Evanston P.D. Personnel to Participate in Upcoming “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes”

September 29, 2015 On October 4th, 2015 Chief Eddington along with members of the Evanston Police Department, will be taking part in Walk a Mile in Her Shoes ® walk event hosted by Northwest Center Against Sexual Assault.  Chief Eddington will be on hand to talk about the importance of awareness for such a cause.  [...]

Evanston Residents Honored by Northwest CASA for Volunteer Work

Published: 6/17/2015 Evanston Patch Posted by: Tim Moran (Patch Staff) Dickelle Fonda and Alan Fishman were recognized for their commitment to end sexual violence. Two Evanston residents were among several volunteers honored this week at the Northwest Center Against Sexual Assault’s (Northwest CASA) annual volunteer appreciation dinner held at Francesca’s Tavola in Arlington Heights. Dickelle [...]

Sexual abuse victims empower themselves through stories

Published: 3/31/2012 Daily Herald By Christopher Placek As a freshman in college, happy to be away from home, Shannon trusted everyone around her. Why? “Because I had no reason not to,” she said. But she now admits she failed to see the red flags. One night she went back to a guy’s room — someone [...]

Impact of sexual assault enormous

Published: 4/6/2008 Daily Herald April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. Why do we want to make you aware of this? It’s because, unfortunately, sexual assault is more widespread today than heart disease. In a 2003 National Victims of Crime report, “it is estimated that 13.4 percent of adult women have been victims of [...]