Domestic Violence Unit

The Will County State’s Attorney’s Office has an aggressive Domestic Violence prosecution stance that shatters the old double standard that made violence in the home acceptable. Battered women who are often intimidated into dropping charges are not automatically allowed to do so. This forces many abusive domestic partners to face the fact that they are accountable for their violent behavior.


In 1993, State’s Attorney Glasgow convened a Domestic Violence Commission, made up of law enforcement, the judiciary, health care, probation, and victims’ assistance programs. A comprehensive Domestic Violence Protocol was authored and distributed to all Will County law enforcement agencies to serve as a guideline in handling domestic violence situations. It was revised once in 1996 and again in 2005.


Victim/Witness Services is responsible for providing Victim Advocates that work one-on-one with the victims of domestic violence with cases pending in the Will County court system.


The Will County State’s Attorney’s Office also implemented an aggressive anti-stalking prosecution policy utilizing a no bond statute whenever appropriate to protect the stalking victim.


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