Illinois' "Confidentiality of Statements Made to Rape Crisis Personnel" statute provides significant protection to communications between a victim and a rape crisis worker. Creating an absolute privilege for rape victims has provided victims with stronger protections and given victims more control over information about their lives. Victims can confide in rape crisis center counselors and advocates, knowing that they run little risk of having those communications disclosed publicly unless they consent to such disclosure.
The Victim`s Right to Confidentiality
A comprehensive document covering the history and implementation of confidentiality for services received at rape crisis centers in Illinois.
Podcast recorded in Oct. 2008 discussing confidentiality of statements to rape crisis centers. Guests include ICASA General Counsel Lyn Schollett and Grants Director Carrie Ward.
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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