DuPage County Sheriff

John E. Zaruba

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Victim Services

 

Victim Services

Sheriff John E. Zaruba has long been committed to helping victims of domestic violence, assault, stalking, and other violent crimes. As a result of this commitment, the Office provides a variety of services to victims of violent crimes and encourages the use of the numerous local and national victim resources.

Immediate assistance and referral information may be obtained 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling the Sheriff's Office at (630) 407-2400.

V.I.N.E. - Victim Information and Notification Every Day

Register to get custody information about an inmate and to be notified when he or she is released from jail.

Call 1-866-566-8439

V.I.N.E. Protective Order

Register to find out if your protective order has been served, when court hearings are scheduled, when amendments are filed and when the order is about to expire.

Call 1-866-559-8030

Safety-On-Call Program

Crime victims in immediate danger may be temporarily issued a cell phone programmed to instantly dial 911. Only persons living in unincorporated DuPage County whose cases are being handled by the Sheriff's Office are eligible.

For more information contact the Detective Division at (630) 407-2323

CrimeLink

CrimeLink is a portable radio alert system that can be placed in the home of a stalking or domestic violence victim. When the victim presses a panic button the system transmits a pre-recorded message directly to police units in the field. Only persons living in unincorporated DuPage County whose cases are being handled by the Sheriff's Office are eligible.

For more information contact the Detective Division at (630) 407-2323

Other DuPage County Resources

DuPage Resource NameAreaPhone
Family Shelter ServiceDomestic Violence630-469-5650
DuPage Victim/Witness Assistance ProgramViolent Crime630-407-8013
DuPage County Children's CenterChild Sexual Abuse630-407-2750
YWCASexual Assault630-971-3927
Alliance Against Intoxicated MotoristsAlcohol related630-240-0027
DuPage County Victims of Violent CrimesSupport group630-407-6400
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.)Alcohol related630-369-6233

National Resources

National Resource NamePhone Number
Center for Victims of Violence and Crime (CVVC)412-392-8582
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children800-843-5678
National Victim Resource Center202-724-6134
National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA)202-393-6682

 



Victim Statistics

In the United States of America there is:

  • 1 murder every 32 minutes
  • 1 violent crime every 6 seconds
  • 1 robbery every 57 seconds
  • 1 physical assault every 7 seconds
  • 1 burglary every 10 seconds
  • 1 rape/sexual assault every 2 minutes
  • 50 women are victimized by an intimate every hour

Courtesy of The National Center for Victims of Crime