Division on Domestic Violence

The Division on Domestic Violence (DDV) in the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services leads the City of Chicago’s multi-layered response to domestic violence. DDV supports a network of service providers that address victim’s counseling and legal needs. Services include the 24/7 Hotline, Counseling, Legal Services, Legal Advocacy, Supervised Visitation, Safe Exchange and Multi-Disciplinary Teams.

Help on Domestic Violence
The Office on Domestic Violence continues to house and oversee the operation of the City of Chicago Domestic Violence Help Line. The Help Line is a 24-hour, toll-free confidential number that functions as a clearinghouse for domestic violence services and information.
Information About Illinois and Chicago-area Victims of domestic violence
The ILDVDI Clearinghouse is a collaborative effort of the Department of Family and Support Services, Division on Domestic Violence (DDV) and the Domestic Violence Coordinated Response Council. The ILDVDI Clearinghouse was developed to create easy access to domestic violence related data and information available in Illinois, to increase knowledge about Illinois and Chicago area victims of domestic violence, and to better serve and improve the lives of Illinois domestic violence victims and their families.

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