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WHAT IS THE FAMILY VIOLENCE COORDINATING COUNCIL?
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The FVCC of the 4th Judicial Circuit is a body of local decision makers from all systems that have contact with family violence victims and perpetrators. These include judges, probation officers, state's attorneys, public defenders, law enforcement officers, circuit clerks, victim advocates, clergy, hospitals and health care providers, social services, DCFS, educators, mediators, and victim service providers.

The council engages in education, prevention and coordination of intervention and services for victims and perpetrators of child abuse, teen dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and elder abuse.

There are six Issues Committees that meet regularly to address issues of family violence in the nine counties in the 4th Judicial Circuit. Our Planning/Steering Committee meets four times a year to determine the direction that the FVCC will take, what issues need to be addressed by the Council and the topic of our annual Symposium/Full Council Meeting.
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WHAT ARE THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE 4TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT FAMILY VIOLENCE COORDINATING COUNCIL?_________________________________________________________________
Annual Symposium/Full Council Meetings with nationally-known speakers such as Mark Wynn, Lydia Walker, Paul Greenwood, and Sarah Buel

Protocol Development & Training for Hospital Staff

Domestic Violence & Stalking Protocol Development & Training for Law Enforcement Officers

Development of Victim's Packets for Law Enforcement Officers to use in domestic violence cases

Protocol Development & Training and Teacher's Sheets for Educators & School Staff on their Response to Victims of Family Violence

Development of a Quick Clergy Guide

Workshops & Trainings on The Link Between Animal Abuse, Child Abuse & Domestic Violence

Workshop on the Effects of Domestic Violence & Methamphetamine on Children

Fall & Spring Teen Dating Violence Workshops for Junior & Senior High students, 2003 - 2008

Mandated Reporting Training

Stalking Training for Advocates & Law Enforcement Officers

FOID Card, Domestic Violence & Mental Health Training

Religion: As a Roadblock & a Resource for Domestic Violence Victims Workshop

Living in Their Shoes: Domestic Violence and Homelessness Workshop

Internet Crimes Workshop

Child Sexual Predators Workshop

Elder Abuse Workshop

The 4th Circuit FVCC has also compiled a large collection of resources to assist in education of professionals and the general public.
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WHAT IS THE FUTURE DIRECTION OF THE 4th CIRCUIT FAMILY VIOLENCE COORDINATING COUNCIL?
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The FVCC believes that the reduction of family violence is central to the reduction of other forms of violence. Reducing and preventing family violence will contribute significantly to the creation of communities that are safe, secure and healthy.
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