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Legal Advocacy

Legal Advocacy


Legal advocacy for survivors of sexual violence.

Services Offered

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,


180 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 600, Chicago, IL 60601 41.8855045 -87.6248892

Service Options

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


-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 to request services.