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Legal Issues

Below is information on statutes, legislation, protective orders, medical care and other legal issues pertaining to sexual violence.

The Law Book

Illinois Criminal Sexual Assault Act and Related Statutes. Published April 2020.

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A Guide to Illinois Protective Orders

Information on protective orders available to survivors.

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Illinois Legal Aid Resources for Sexual and Domestic Violence Survivors

Information on legal aid resources throughout Illinois.

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HB 3265 Fact Sheet

This legislation amends the Confidentiality of Statements Made to Rape Crisis Personnel statute (735 ILCS 5/8-802.1) to confirm that all ICASA-certified rape crisis centers are subject to the absolute privilege requirements.

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2021 Bill Tracker

ICASA recently filed an Amicus Brief. For more information on the brief, please click below.

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2020 Legislative and Legal Update

Information on changes to Illinois laws in 2020 and legal issues relevant to ICASA.

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Civil Lawsuits for Survivors
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Crime Victim Compensation
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Crime Victims' Rights
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Education Laws
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Employment Rights
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Health Care/SASETA/SANE
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Housing
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Illinois Criminal Statutes
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Immigration
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Minors: Advocacy, Counseling and Consent
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OVW Law Enforcement Training Project
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People with Disabilities
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Protective Orders
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Rape Crisis Center Confidentiality
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Statutes of Limitations
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State Legislation Changes 2001-2019
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Report on Court-Ordered Rape

Michelle Madden Dempsey, Law Professor at Villanova University, prepared this letter regarding the practice of invasive gynecological exams survivors are ordered to endure in the course of legal proceedings against their perpetrators.

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Case List

The list of cases from the Dempsey Report on Court-Ordered Rape.

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Find a crisis center near you.

ICASA member rape crisis centers are located across Illinois and provide services to approximately 98% of the state's population.

Contact with an ICASA center is completely confidential.

Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ICASA)

100 North 16th Street, Springfield, IL 62703 USA

Phone: +1 217-753-4117 • Fax: (217) 753-8229

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