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Services include: Comprehensive referral services: Provide assistance, advocacy and resource referral for our residents when further assistance cannot be extended from within the Police department.
Crime Victim Advocacy: Provide crisis response and assistance to any victim of a violent crime by assisting with the navigation of the criminal justice system, crime victim compensation, victim impact statements, U-Visa and protective orders. To also provide victims of crime with safety planning, referrals and emotional support.
Court advocacy: Provide education, support, advocacy and guidance to victims of violent crime. Additional assistance is available including accompanying a victim of crime to court and assisting with the paperwork necessary to petition for Orders of Protection as defined in the Illinois Domestic Violence Act.
Crisis intervention: Assist in a variety of crises to provide support, assessment, crisis counselling, education and referrals either on the scene of the crime or as the result of a follow up to a crime reported to the police department.
Emergency Assistance: Assist residents experiencing a crisis with limited financial assistance provided by the Police Church Funds and also provide referrals to outside emergency funds that may be available.
If you are a resident of Park Ridge and you would like more information, please contact our social worker at 847-384-2137. Consultation and assistance is available to all residents at no cost.
Geri Silic, MA, LCSW is a police based victim advocate for the Park Ridge Police Department. She attended Saint Joseph’s College for her undergraduate degree. She received her Master’s Degree from Loyola University Chicago. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has twenty years experience as a police based victim advocate and social worker. She has extensive experience in domestic violence and community crisis work. She has worked for the Park Ridge Police Department since 2016.