Legal Advocacy

Turning Point provides legal advocacy to victims of domestic violence at the McHenry County Government Center on 2200 N. Seminary in Woodstock, IL.

Our specially trained legal advocates provide:

*Interpretation services are available at the courthouse

Purposes of the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986

  • Recognizes domestic violence as a serious crime
  • Requires police make a written report on all domestic violence calls
  • Requires accessible victim services at no cost
  • Protects family and household members, including spouses, ex-spouses, past or current dating relationships, persons living together, persons who formerly lived together, parents, children, and stepchildren, people who share a child or people related by blood or marriage.
  • Support efforts of victims to avoid further abuse, including orders of protection

More information is available here.