The State's Attorneys Office and the 19th Judicial Circuit maintain that domestic violence is a crime that is rooted in and reinforced by society and within a family system whenever attitudes of power-and-control are supported. Lake County has long been a leader in proactively addressing the root problems of domestic violence, not only with legal sanctions but also with effective treatments.
The State's Attorneys Office is dedicated to helping offenders meet the terms of their sentence and probation. In order to assist offenders get the treatment necessary, a list of counseling programs is available.
Offenders should also realize that their actions have a psychological impact on the children around domestic violence. Offenders and victims should seek help for those children. The State's Attorneys Office has compiled list of counseling programs that specializes in helping children.