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Title:Statewide Domestic Violence Fatality Review Committee
Contact Name:Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
Contact Title:Crystal Johnson
Contact E-Mail:Crystal.Johnson2@Illinois.gov
Function:The Ad Hoc Statewide Domestic Violence Fatality Review Committee of the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority Board is hereby created to provide guidance, leadership, technical assistance, research, and other supports to the regional domestic violence fatality review teams in carrying out their responsibilities under this Act, and to serve as a statewide resource for addressing domestic violence related fatalities and near-fatalities as well as other forms of abuse connected to domestic violence.
Term:Terms of the original voting members shall be
staggered as follows: one-half shall be designated for 2-year
terms and one-half shall be designated for 3-year terms. The
length of the initial terms of each original voting member
shall be drawn by lot at the first meeting held by the
Statewide Committe. After the initial term, each term
shall be for 3 years.
Senate Confirmation:No
Qualifications:The voting membership shall have racial, ethnic, gender, and geographic diversity.
Compensation:Expenses
Composition:Four members of the General Assembly as follows: 2 members of the Senate, one member appointed by the President of the Senate and one member appointed by the Senate Minority Leader; 2 members of the House of Representatives, one member appointed by the Speaker of the House and one member appointed by the House Minority Leader. (2) One member of the Governor's policy leadership team appointed by the Governor. (3) Up to 20 public members designated by the Board Chairperson, including: (A) Four members representing different regional review teams established under this Act, or at-large members in accordance with subparagraph (I) if 4 regional review teams have not yet been established at the time of appointment. (B) Two members representing statewide, regional, or local organizations that advocate on behalf of survivors of domestic violence. (C) Two members who are domestic violence survivors, one of whom may be a family member of a victim of domestic violence related fatality or near-fatality. (D) Four social service providers representing different geographic areas of the State whose significant purpose is to provide services to survivors of domestic violence. (E) Two social service providers who have significant experience working with domestic violence offenders. (F) One physician licensed by the State whose State practice focuses on emergency medicine. (G) One member of the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police recommended by the Association Director or President. (H) One member of the Illinois Sheriffs' Association recommended by the Association Director or President. (I) Three at-large members who have substantial expertise and experience in the response to or prevention of domestic violence and domestic violence related fatalities and near-fatalities, or a related skill or expertise. The following, or a designee, shall serve as nonvoting ex officio members of the Statewide Committee: the Lieutenant Governor; the Secretary of Human Services; the Director of Public Health; the Attorney General; the Director of the Illinois State Police; the Director of Children and Family Services; the Director of the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority; the Director of the Office of the State's Attorney Appellate Prosecutor; the Director of the Office of the State Appellate Defender; and the Director of the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts.
Chair:Selected by voting members

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Vasquez, Amanda L. StatuteDirector of the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
Alderden, MeganBoard ChairAt-large members who have substantial expertise and experience in the response to or prevention of domestic violence and domestic violence related fatalities and near-fatalities, or a related skill or expertise
Amaal TokarsStatuteDirector of Public Health
Benford, WilletteBoard ChairMember
Block, SaraBoard ChairAt-large members who have substantial expertise and experience in the response to or prevention of domestic violence and domestic violence related fatalities and near-fatalities, or a related skill or expertise
Cacciapaglia, JenniferBoard ChairRepresenting different regional review teams
Cohen, WendyStatuteAttorney General
Delfino, Patrick StatuteDirector of the Office of the State's Attorney Appellate Prosecutor
Greene, Jennifer Board ChairRepresenting different regional review teams
Hefty, Meg Board ChairSocial service providers who have significant experience working with domestic violence offenders
Hires, AndrewBoard ChairIllinois Sheriffs' Association recommended by the Association Director or President
Klarquist, CarolynStatuteDirector of the Office of the State Appellate Defender
Likens, DanStatuteDirector of the Illinois State Police
Mannis, BobbyStatuteLieutenant Governor
McCombie, Rep. Tony9/8/2021Minority Leader of the HouseMember
Meyer, MichelleBoard ChairSocial service providers
Miller, Emily 10/22/2021GovernorMemberCook
Pettet, FawnBoard ChairAt-large members who have substantial expertise and experience in the response to or prevention of domestic violence and domestic violence related fatalities and near-fatalities, or a related skill or expertise
Pyron, AmandaBoard ChairRepresenting statewide, regional, or local organizations that advocate on behalf of survivors of domestic violence
Schoenwetter, JennyBoard ChairRepresenting different regional review teams
Short, StacyStatuteDirector of Children and Family Services
Smith, VickieBoard ChairRepresenting statewide, regional, or local organizations that advocate on behalf of survivors of domestic violence
Stelter, Dr. Jacob Board ChairPhysician licensed by the State whose State practice focuses on emergency medicine
Tanner Miller, CassandraBoard ChairMember
Tudor, TeresaStatuteSecretary of Human Services
Turner, Sen. SallyMinority Leader of the SenateMember
VACANTSenate PresidentMember
VACANTBoard ChairRepresenting different regional review teams
VACANTStatuteDirector of the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts
VACANTBoard ChairSocial service providers
VACANTBoard ChairSocial service providers
Vancil, JenniferBoard ChairSocial service providers
Weitzel, Ret. Chief TomBoard ChairIllinois Association of Chiefs of Police recommended by the Association Director or President
West II, Rep. Maurice8/25/2021Speaker of the HouseMember
Woods, JeanineBoard ChairSocial service providers