Mercer County Family Crisis Center

309-582-7233 (24 Hour Crisis Line)

110 NW 3rd Avenue

Aledo, IL 61231

Legal Advocacy

Legal advocates provide guidance, emotional support and legal help to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.  They help empower victims by rebuilding their confidence and self-esteem, provide information and referrals for available resources including health clinics, mental health services, housing information, legal resources, food and clothing, job interview prep and child care.

Legal advocate services provided:

  • Counseling
  • Listen without judgment
  • Help victim to create a safety plan for self and family
  • Case management
  • Advocacy with medical, court, child welfare and other systems of care.
  • Accompany victim to court, police station and hospital.


• Intimate partner violence is most common among women between the ages of 18-24.

• 19% of intimate partner violence involves a weapon.