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On Nov. 4, Illinois voters will have the opportunity to amend the state's constitution. By voting "YES" for the Crime Victims' Bill of Rights, voters will support those that have been victimized by violent crime in Illinois and require an avenue to assert their existing rights. Vote "YES" for Crime Victims' Bill of Rights on Nov. 4.
Below Left: Megan Duesterhaus, Executive Director of Quanada, discusses the importance of voting "Yes" during a press conference Sept. 8 in Quincy. She is joined by Noelle Dupuis of the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Jennifer Bishop-Jenkins, Executive Director of Marsy's Law Illinois. Right: Staff of Quanada along with Bishop-Jenkins and Dupuis.
Working aggressively to combat rape and sexual assault in all settings has been a priority for this administration. As part of these continued efforts and building on the President’s call to action in 2010, the President and Vice President are convening a meeting today, Jan. 22, of the White House Council on Women and Girls at the Cabinet level along with the council representatives from each agency in the East Room of the White House to examine the progress that has been made and to renew a call to root out abuse wherever it exists and further protect Americans from rape and sexual assault.
ICASA held its 9th Annual Moxie Awards Luncheon on May 21. ICASA was thrilled to recognize 12 prosecutors who support rape victims and strive for justice through our criminal justice system. The prosecutors honored are setting the standard for respecting the needs of survivors and the challenges of prosecution. The honorees were:
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