TITLE 89: SOCIAL SERVICES
CHAPTER IX: ATTORNEY GENERAL
PART 1110 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE GRANTS
SECTION 1110.15 DEFINITIONS OF TERMS
Section 1110.15 Definitions of Terms
As used in this Part, the term:
"Administrator" means the Illinois Attorney General.
"Domestic violence" means abuse as defined in Section 103 of the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986 [750 ILCS 60].
"Domestic violence program" means any unit of local government, organization or association whose major purpose is to provide one or more of the following: information, crisis intervention, emergency shelter, referral, counseling, advocacy or emotional support to victims of domestic violence.
"Former spouse" means a person who was formerly married or formerly a party to a civil union.
"Grantee" or "grant recipient" means an agency that has been awarded a grant.
"Legal advocacy" and "legal assistance" refer to services provided by victim advocates who have undergone a minimum of 40 hours of training in domestic violence, advocacy, crisis intervention and related areas and who provide services through a domestic violence program.
"Legal services" refers to services, consultation or representation provided by an attorney licensed in Illinois or by legal support staff working under the supervision of a licensed attorney.
"Spouse" means a person who is married or is a party to a civil union.
"Victim" means a person subjected to domestic violence by a spouse or former spouse.
(Source: Added at 36 Ill. Reg. 14733, effective September 20, 2012)