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501 South Washington
Carbondale, Illinois 62901

Phone (618) 457-3200
Fax (618) 457-3204



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Victim Advocacy Services

The Carbondale Police Department Victim Advocacy Program provides support and social services to victims and witnesses of crime. Services are provided primarily to victims of violent crimes occurring within the City. Emphasis is placed on victims of domestic violence and anyone subject to a crime over the age of 60. Assistance is also offered to individuals who come in contact with the police for “non-crime” related situations, yet who are in need of social service intervention.

Services provided include:

  • crisis intervention, information and referral
  • legal, social service and medical advocacy
  • investigative information
  • support through the investigative process
  • Orders of Protection
  • Stalking No Contact Orders
  • Civil No Contact Orders
  • Victim’s Compensation Claims

The Advocate represents the Department on a number of community boards, including the Jackson County Family Violence Task Force, Mental Health Disaster Response Council and the First Circuit Family Violence Coordinating Council. The Advocate conducts community education and in-house police training on victim issues.

For more information, contact:

Crime Victim Advocate
501 S. Washington Street
Carbondale, Illinois
(618) 457-3200, ext. 447
TTY (618) 457-3200, ext. 305
Office hours: 8am - 5pm; Monday - Friday

Note: You do not need an attorney to file petitions for Orders of Protection, Stalking No Contact Orders or Civil No Contact Orders. You may do so on your own or be assisted by the Advocate. There is no fee for filing these petitions. Any violation of an Order of Protection, Stalking No Contact Order or Civil No Contact Order should be reported to the police immediately.

In Jackson County Circuit Court, hearings for Orders of Protection, Stalking No Contact Orders and Civil No Contact Orders are held at 8:30 a.m., Monday - Friday, but the associated paperwork MUST BE FILED BY 8:15 a.m. to be processed in court that day. 

For more information or assistance in Jackson County, contact:

  • City of Carbondale Police Department Victim Advocate, (618) 457-3200, ext. 447
  • Carbondale Women’s Center, (618) 529-2324 or 1-800-334-2094
  • Jackson County States Attorney’s Office, Victim Advocate, (618) 687-7200
  • SIUC School of Law Domestic Violence Legal Clinic, (618) 536-4423
  • Jackson County Circuit Clerk’s Office, (618) 687-7300
  • Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, (618) 687-1303

Crime Victim's Compensation

The Illinois Attorney General’s Crime Victims Department administers the Crime Victim’s Compensation Program. If you are the victim of a violent crime or crime of violence and sustain physical injuries, you may receive compensation for medical/hospital expenses, counseling, loss of earnings and tuition reimbursement. Additionally, some coverage may be provided to survivors and relatives in certain circumstances.

To be eligible for compensation:

  • you must report the crime within 72 hours
  • cooperate fully with law enforcement officials
  • the applicant must first exhaust other remedies reasonably available (i.e. private health or life insurance, Medicare and Public Aid)

The following are not eligible for compensation:

  • injuries or death attributable to wrongful conduct or provocation by the victim
  • property loss or pain and suffering

For more information, contact:

City of Carbondale Crime Victim Advocate
501 S. Washington Street
Carbondale, Illinois
(618) 457-3200, ext. 447
TTY (618) 457-3200, ext. 305

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