Groups -- Other

Crime Victims / Offenders

Central Illinois

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD Illinois) (1980 A,L)
This group provides phone support and victim court advocacy to people who are coping with the loss of a loved one from an alcohol-related crash. Contact MADD for meeting times. Meets at 2070 W. Munroe, Ste. B, Springfield, IL. MADD Illinois provides assistance with medical, emotional, and legal problems after a crash.
Call: (217) 523-MADD (6233) or (888) 440-MADD (6233)
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Write: MADD Illinois, 2070 W. Monroe, Ste. B, Springfield, IL 62704


Impacted by Gun Violence Support Group (2016 F,P/L)
This support group will provide a safe, supportive and compassionate environment for adults whose lives have been directly impacted by gun violence. Participants will have the opportunity to meet and bond with others with similar experiences and gain insight, information and resources to promote healthy grieving and healing. Meets 1st Thursday, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Presence Covenant Medical Center (use main entrance, follow signs), 1400 W. Park St., Urbana.
Call: Donna Tanner-Harold (217) 351-2429

Journey (1997 F,L)
This is an advocacy group which raises awareness of alcohol-related deaths. It aids the courts through fundraising and by furnishing video cameras for police agencies to assist in prosecuting offenders. The group also researches effective court models. For information or phone support, call (217) 582-2324.
Call: Jim or Barb Esworthy (217) 582-2324
Write: Ogden UMC/Journey, P.O. Box 37, Ogden, IL 61859

Parent Support Group for Children in the Legal System (2016, F,L)
This support group allows parents to connect with other parents who have youth involved in the justice system and learn strategies to help yourself and your child. Meets 1st Thursday, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Youth Assessment Center, 402 Randolph, Champaign.
Call: Gabriela Quijada/Rebecca Woodard (217) 239-5933
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