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National Crime Victim Law Institute

Cook County Victim Legal Assistance Network

September 27, 2016

The Victim Legal Assistance Network (VLAN) empowers crime victims by providing a holistic wraparound approach to meet their legal and life needs. VLAN’s holistic model features an interdisciplinary approach where attorneys and social workers/counselors work side-by-side to provide clients with a full range of services. Victims are assigned to an attorney and case manager who guide them throughout the legal and recovery process.

VLAN has assembled a group of Chicago’s legal and social service organizations, victim advocates, and civil and criminal justice system leaders to guide and support the VLAN program’s implementation  as well as be a change agent, along with its parent organization, the Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services,  to effectively change and advance victim services in Cook County.  

*Services available in English and Spanish, with free access to interpreters*

Intake Information:
Phone: 312-986-4200 (mention VLAN or Victim Assistance to Intake Staff)
Online Intake:

For program information contact:
Eligia Milan, Project Manager, Victim Legal Assistance Network
Phone: 312-986-4012 (Main Line)

Click here to read the Chicago VLAN Needs Assessment.

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