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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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Illinois Legal Aid Resources for Sexual and Domestic Violence Survivors

Information on legal aid resources throughout Illinois.

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A Guide to Illinois Protective Orders

Information on protective orders available to survivors.

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ICASA's Title IX Comment

ICASA has submitted an Illinois-specific comment in response to the proposed regulations from the Department of Education under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

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A Guide to Illinois Protective Orders (Spanish)

Information on legal aid resources throughout Illinois.

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Brief of Amici Curiae in Support of Respondent McClellan v. Hull

ICASA recently joined an amicus curiae brief in McClellan v. Hull, a case that is before the Appellate Court of Illinois, First Judicial District. The brief is in support of a survivor whose offender was granted an Order of Protection against her for harassment when she shared on social media that he had sexually assaulted her.

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The ICASA Bill Tracker: 2022 Illinois Legislative Session

The Bill Tracker lists ICASA's positions on legislation impacting sexual assault victims.

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2021 Legislative and Legal Update

Information on changes to Illinois laws in 2021 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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