Victim Advocacy • Legal Advocacy • Sexual Violence Services • Information and Referral • Legal Information • Sexual Assault • Sexual Abuse
Resilience, formerly Rape Victim Advocates (RVA), offers legal advocacy to survivors of sexual assault and sexual abuse. Services include:
-Information about your legal rights
-Assistance with filing a petition for a protective order and/or Crime Victims Compensation claim
-Accompaniment to police stations to file a police report or meet with law enforcement
-Liaison with law enforcement and the state's attorney's office
-Referral to legal representation and other needed services,
-Clients ages 12 and older must consent to services.
-Reslience does not provide legal advice or legal representation.
- This service is free
How to Apply
Referrals from hospitals and police departments are accepted but not required. Legal advocacy services are available 24/7 in conjunction with medical advocacy sevices at Resilience partner hospitals. Services are also available during business hours by appointment at the Reslience office. Call 312-443-9603 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request services.