Cook County Victim Legal Assistance Network2019-07-02T21:46:30+00:00
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Cook County Victim Legal Assistance Network

The Victim Legal Assistance Network of Chicago (Chicago VLAN) empowers crime victims by providing a holistic wraparound approach to meet their legal and life needs.  Chicago 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 a case manager who together guide them throughout the legal and recovery processes. Chicago VLAN, coordinated by the Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services, 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, and to advance victim services in Cook County.

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*