In 2006, murder victims’ family members put IllinoisVictims.Org on the internet in response to proposed legislation that could free the offenders in their cases without the victims families’ knowledge or input. Out of concern for all the victims like us who may not know their rights under the Illinois Constitution, the website was posted as an information exchange and resource.
In the years since, IllinoisVictims.Org has grown into a statewide organization and in February of 2009 we made the organization official. We formed a Board of Directors, and the ten new board members, all expert and professional victims or victim advocates, began work to form IllinoisVictims.org as an non-profit organization.
2012 Board of Directors – Illinois Victims
Jennifer Bishop Jenkins, Pamela Bosley, Aline Kleppetsch Denges, Garrett Evans, Samantha Glover, Terry Hoyt, Kristina Lindsay,Barbara McNally, Maria Ramirez, Gail Rice, Tina Tinsley, Marilyn Wagner, Yolanda Wallace.
If you are interested in serving on this board, or want to attend a phone meeting, or wish to make suggestions, please contact us.
We are very excited about our outstanding and diverse board and our positive agenda to improve victims rights in the state.