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For Victims: Victim & Witness FAQs | Order of Protection Information 

Our office has a division dedicated to victim support and advocacy to help you  through this difficult process.  We are available to answer your questions and help you navigate through the criminal court system, recover restitution and offer the justice you expect and deserve.    

Our office provides information about victims rights, the criminal justice system and case status. Specifically, victims and witnesses can contact the State's Attorney's Office for:

  • Assistance in court appearances
  • Information about their case
  • Assistance during Court proceedings
  • Referrals to community agencies
  • Referrals to Victims of Violent Crimes Compensation
  • Referrals for Orders of Protection in Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault cases (if qualified)
  • Placement of witness on call for Court
  • Assistance with employer problems

If you wish to receive assistance from the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office in recovering losses as a result of a crime or to be involved in the prosecution of a case in which you were a victim/witness, please complete the Victim/Witness Information Form and return it to our office at Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office, 157 N. Main St., Suite 402, Edwardsville, IL  62025.

For more information about how our office can help you through this difficult time, contact our Victim/Witness Advocate, Desi Jellen at (618) 296-5361 / or refer to the resources below.

Click here for frequently asked questions pertaining to victim and witness services.

Resources for Crime Victims/Witnesses

View information about how to obtain an Order of Protection.

Download Information for Crime Victims:


View additional resources, such as the Automated Victim Notification Network and Crime Victim Compensation Act, available through the Illinois Attorney General’s Office.

View the Illinois Crime Victims Bill of Rights: In English, In Spanish

Visit the Madison County Circuit Clerk's office website for additional information and forms.

Receive support and additional information from the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ICASA)

The Illinois AVN system is a service through which victims of crime can use the telephone or Internet to search for information regarding the custody and case status of their offender and to register to receive telephone and e-mail notification when the offender's custody or court status changes. The toll-free number for the Illinois AVN system is (866)566-8439. This service is provided to assist Victims of Crime who have a right to know about their offender's custody and case status.
Illinois AVN System



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