HJRCA 1 (Marsy's Law) has passed out of both the Illinois Senate and House! The legislation would provide a constitutional admendment to enforce victim rights. The admendment will be included on the ballot in November and the Illinois public will have the opportunity to vote on the measure. Right: Sen. Heather Steans, who sponsored the resolution in the Senate, presents HJRCA 1 on the floor of the Senate on April 10, 2014. For more information visit the 2014 legislation folder in the Legal Issues section of this website.

Press Release on Passage of HJRCA 1

Release from Illinois Attorney General's office on passage of Marsy's Law.



Every local rape crisis center will hold events during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. You can march, walk a mile, make T-shirts, enjoy a band, stand silently and participate in many other activities. Please contact a local rape crisis center to see what might be taking place in your community. 

SAAM Events Around the State
A partial listing of rape crisis center events held across the state in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. For  a complete list of a center's activities, please contact your local center.

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.

The Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ICASA) is a not-for-profit corporation of 29 community-based sexual assault crisis centers working together to end sexual violence. Each center provides 24-hour crisis intervention services, counseling and advocacy for victims of sexual assault and their significant others. Each center presents prevention education programs in Illinois schools and communities. 

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This project was supported by Grant #99-VA-GX-0017, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, through the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority. Points of view or opinions contained on this website are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice, or the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority.
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