Chicago Bullying, Hate, and Elderly Crime Resources

The Bully Police Squad – http://www.thebullypolicesquad.com/

The Bully Police Squad was founded by Karen Wojcikowski after the numerous cases of bullying that had been reported, many cases involving death. Karen and the Bully Police Squad work to educate parents, teachers and children about bullying and social cruelty.

School Bullying Prevention – https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Bullying-Prevention.aspx

Bullying behavior in schools can cause harm to students’ social and emotional well-being and be a significant barrier to learning. Bullying can be defined as a “physical, verbal or psychological attack or intimidation that is intended to cause fear, distress, or harm the victim” Farrington and Ttofi (2010). There is a perceived psychological or physical imbalance of power and often times, incidents between the same students occur repeatedly.

Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center – http://www.pacer.org/bullying/

PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center actively leads social change to prevent childhood bullying, so that all youth are safe and supported in their schools, communities and online. PACER provides innovative resources for students, parents, educators, and others, and recognizes bullying as a serious community issue that impacts education, physical and emotional health, and the safety and well-being of students.

City of Chicago Hate Crime Services – https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/cchr/supp_info/assistance_for_hatecrimevictims.html

If you believe you have been a victim of a hate crime, call 911 to contact the Chicago Police Department immediately! It is imperative that you tell the police why you feel that hatred was a motivating factor in the crime for the additional felony charges of hate crime to be added. If you need assistance in reporting a hate crime, call the Commission at 312.744.4874.

Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights – https://www.clccrul.org/hate-crime-project/

We are civil rights lawyers and advocates working to secure racial equity and economic opportunity for all. We provide legal representation through partnerships with the private bar, and we collaborate with grassroots organizations and other advocacy groups to implement community-based solutions that advance civil rights.

Equality Illinois – https://www.equalityillinois.us/

Equality Illinois envisions a fair and unified Illinois where everyone is treated with dignity and respect and where all people live freely regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity or gender expression.

City of Chicago Elder Abuse Center – https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/fss/supp_info/elder_abuse_information.html

In Illinois, elder abuse reports allege financial exploitation; physical abuse; active or passive neglect; and emotional abuse.  More often than not, these abuses are targeted at seniors who are no longer able to care for themselves and are unaware that a crime has been committed, such as individuals who suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.  And in most cases, victims are subjected to more than one type of mistreatment.

Howard Brown Health Aging Services Resources – https://howardbrown.org/aging-services-resources/

Howard Brown Health exists to eliminate the disparities in healthcare experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people through research, education and the provision of services that promote health and wellness.

Chicago Resource Hub for Elderly Services – http://www.chicagoresourcehub.com/senior/

A comprehensive, unrestricted database for guiding you to find the best fit human services and other social services organizations.  Use this Database to search Community Agencies, Free Human Services, Non-profits, Health Care, Mental Health Centers, Social Services Organizations and other Supportive Networks, Resources, Services, and Referrals.

The Catholic Charities Senior Services – http://www.catholiccharities.net/AboutUs/ServiceAreas/SeniorServices.aspx

The primary goal of the Senior Services Area is to provide comprehensive services so seniors are able to continue to live independently or with caregivers in their own homes and communities, avoiding the need for residential or institutional care for as long as possible.  We offer a wide variety of programs and services for older adults and their family members. Services include Information and Referral Services, Comprehensive Case Management, Adult Day Services, Home Care, Senior Centers, Home Delivered Meals, Congregate Meals, Service Coordination in our Senior Residences, Adult Protective Services, Senior Employment Program, Hospital Transition Program, Transportation Services, and Family Caregiver Programs.

Chicago Police Department Senior Services – https://home.chicagopolice.org/community/senior-services/