About the IFVCC

Family Violence Coordinating Councils, at both the state and local/circuit levels, provide a forum to improve the institutional, professional and community response to family violence including child abuse, domestic abuse, and elder abuse. Councils provide professional education and prevention; coordinate interventions and services for victims and perpetrators; and contribute to both the improvement of the legal system and the administration of justice.

Initiated under the auspices of the Illinois Supreme Court in 1990, Illinois is one of the few states that has a systematically organized, statewide infrastructure that operates at both the state and local levels. Since the 1970’s, a comprehensive, coordinated approach to preventing family violence has been promoted as the most efficient and effective way to penetrate systems and mobilize them for the greatest change.

Annually, up to 15,000 professionals from across Illinois participate in trainings and council projects. These include family violence training and education of criminal justice and community professionals; development of criminal justice procedures, protocols, and services related to family violence; and the facilitation of coordinated community response to family violence in local areas. These Local Councils provide opportunities for communication between criminal justice professionals and community service providers as well as encourage the sharing of information and resources, thereby providing for development of a network of safety and assistance for family violence victims.

Chief and circuit judges convene and chair the 23 local councils in all 102 counties in Illinois which are composed of policy-level decision makers who represent agencies and services to help intervene and prevent family violence.

News & Events

The ILETSB Executive Institute is proud to announce the Illinois First-Line Supervisor Institute on Violence Against Women. The Illinois Institute curriculum focuses attention on resources for developing capacity and commitment of law enforcement to address crimes of violence against women. The training is very specific for law enforcement first-line supervisors and enrollment is limited.

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911 telecommunicators are often the first point of contact for victims of family violence. By understanding the many issues and behaviors involved in family violence, 911 telecommunicators can swiftly identify the most appropriate responses.

Register today for a free Illinois Family Violence Coordinating Council webinar on promising practices to apply when responding to family violence calls.

This training is open to 911 telecommunicators and those who train 911 telecommunicators: 911 personnel, law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, victim advocates, and others.

IFVCC 911 Telecommunicators Mini-Toolkit Webinar
Wednesday, June 29
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.


Register today! Training is limited to 100 participants.

The Illinois Family Violence Coordinating Council Program is administered by the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority. The IFVCC 911 Telecommunicators Mini-Toolkit Webinar is supported with a U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women Grant to Encourage Arrest and Enforcement of Orders of Protection.

Questions: Contact Mary Ratliff at Mary.Ratliff@Illinois.gov

Free Training for EMTs, First Responders, Emergency Room Staff, Home Health Care Professionals Registration Deadline – September 29, 2016. Download registration form.

Life Long Learning Center, Kaskaskia College, Main Campus
27210 College Road
Centralia, IL 62801
1pm to 4pm

This training will be presented by the 10th Judicial Circuit Family Violence Coordinating Council and the Arrest Grant Training Team in collaboration with the Mobil Training Unit #7, Illinois Central College North Campus, Peoria, IL. Topics will include domestic violence, sexual assault as well as abuse against older adults and people with disabilities.

ICC North Campus,
5407 N. University
Peoria, IL

For more information contact Mary Taylor at mtaylor@peoriacounty.org 309-672-6957