Legal Aid Chicago Staff Concerned about Spike in Domestic Violence

April 21, 2020

While many crimes are down amid COVID-19 lockdowns, there are concern that some crimes may go unreported.

Teresa Sullivan, a supervisory attorney with Legal Aid Chicago, which represents domestic violence survivors, said, “One of the biggest challenges is how to provide remote services to clients at a time when their abusers may be using the virus as a justification for isolating them.” She added, “We anticipate there being escalations and violence and we are trying to make ourselves as available as possible while working remotely to our current clients.”