NEDFYS - SOCIAL SERVICES
Northeast DuPage Family and Youth Services (NEDFYS) is a small community-based social service agency located within the Addison Police Department. We offer three main services to residents within Addison: Crisis Intervention (through the Police Department), Individual and Family Counseling and Referrals to other social service agencies.
Crisis Intervention: Agency staff is available on an on-call basis to meet at the Police Department with individuals who are going through a difficult time.
Counseling: NEDFYS offers CONFIDENTIAL, short-term counseling for individuals, couples and families. All counseling is done under the supervision of a licensed counselor.
Referrals: Many individuals who come to NEDFYS have additional needs besides counseling, such as food, clothing, financial assistance, legal assistance, etc. NEDFYS will provide referrals to other social service agencies.
All services are free and confidential. Spanish-speaking services are also available. Please call
(630) 693-7934 to schedule an appointment. For more information on Northeast DuPage Family and Youth Services (NEDFYS), visit them at https://www.nedfys.org/
|Northeast DuPage Family and Youth Services
Free counseling and referrals for residents of Addison, Bensenville and Itasca
Addison Police Department
(in case of emergency, call 911)
Food pantry hours: Thursday 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Emergency shelter - various locations
|Family Shelter Service
Domestic violence services
|People's Resource Center
Emergency food and financial assistance
|DuPage County Community Services
County-wide information and referral services
|DuPage County Crisis Line
Assistance for mental health emergencies
|Prairie State Legal Services
Free legal services for low income persons and senior citizens with serious civil legal issues
|Illinois Department of Human Services
Villa Park office
|World Relief DuPage
Immigration information and services
Questions? Call the NEDFY office at (630) 693-7934.
The Addison Police Department is committed to the development,
implementation and continuation of a victim/witness program and
related activities. The Department believes that
victims/witnesses should be treated with fairness, dignity and
compassion and supports those tenets written in the "Bill of
Rights for Victims and Witnesses of Violent Crime Act" (Illinois
Compiled Statutes 725 ILCS 120/1 - 120/9). This law guarantees
two basic rights to crime victims and witnesses:
1. The right to obtain certain information from the
justice system and
2. The right to be treated in a humane way by the system.
Furthermore, victims/witnesses are entitled to crisis
assistance, information on case status and the criminal court
process and expedient return of property.
Victim: A person who suffers physical, financial
or emotional harm as the direct result of a specified crime
committed upon his or her person or property. Also regarded as
victims are (1) a spouse, child, parent or legal guardian of a
minor victim and (2) a spouse, child, sibling, parent or legal
guardian of a homicide victim. (The definition excludes any
person involved in a crime as a perpetrator or accomplice.)
Witness: A person who, as determined by the law
enforcement agency, has information or evidence relevant to the
investigation of a specified crime.
The resources of the Addison Township Youth and Family Services,
Family Shelter Services of DuPage County and the DuPage Women
Against Rape will be available on a referral basis. These
1. Referrals to social service agencies
2. Victim advocacy
3. Crisis counseling
4. Emergency financial assistance
5. Emergency food pantry
6. Support groups
7. Health screening
Information about victim/witness services will be available to
the general public and the media through a variety of
informational brochures on display in the Police Department
lobby and on the Police Department's website.
To the extent possible, the Police Department shall provide
appropriate resources to assist victims/witnesses who fear
threats, intimidation and/or further victimization. Such
assistance may include the following efforts:
1. Having an officer or investigator provide reassurance
to the victim/witness that the police are concerned about their
well-being and will take the necessary steps to ensure their
safety, such as increased patrol watches.
2. Informing the victim/witness about the possibility of
filing criminal charges against the alleged offender for statute
3. Referring the victim/witness to the State's Attorney's
Office, DuPage County Victim Services Unit.
4. Referring the victim/witness to the appropriate law
enforcement agency within the jurisdiction where the incident
Following the arrest of a suspect and during the post-arrest
processing of the suspect, the Police Department will endeavor
to provide victims/witnesses with the following:
1. Notification of the arrest.
2. The charges placed against the offender.
3. When possible, the arrestee's custody status.
4. Information about the Victim Information and
Notification Everyday (VINE) program through the DuPage County
Sheriff's Office. The VINE program allows victims to check on
the custody status of offenders in jail and will automatically
notify them of any change in status.
CRIME VICTIM'S BILL OF RIGHTS
Crime victims, as defined by law, shall have the following
rights as provided by law:
1. The right to be treated with fairness and respect
for their dignity and privacy throughout the criminal justice
2. The right to notification of court proceedings.
3. The right to communicate with the prosecution.
4. The right to make a statement to the court at
5. The right to information about the conviction,
sentence, imprisonment and release of the accused.
6. The right to timely disposition of the case
following the arrest of the accused.
7. The right to be reasonably protected from the
accused throughout the criminal justice process.
8. The right to be present at the trial and all
other court proceedings on the same basis as the accused, unless
the victim is to testify and the Court determines that the
victim's testimony would be materially affected if the victim
hears other testimony at the trial.
9. The right to have present at all court
proceedings, subject to the rules of evidence, an advocate or
other support person of the victim's choice.
10. The right to restitution.
Source: Amendment adopted at General Election, November 3, 1992.
For more information on the Crime Victim Rights in Illinois,
Illinois Attorney General
Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence
DuPage State's Attorney
ILLINOIS AVN SYSTEM
The Illinois Automated Victim Notification (AVN) system is a service through
which victims of crime can use the telephone or internet to search for
information regarding the custody and case status of their offender and to
register to receive telephone and e-mail notification when the offender's
custody or court status changes.
The toll-free number for the Illinois AVN system is 866-566-8439. This service
is provided to assist victims of crime who have a right to know about their
offender's custody and case status.
To register for notification online, visit the
Illinois AVN website.
U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT VICTIM NOTIFICATION PROGRAM
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), is committed to protecting the public and ensuring that the rights of the victims are carefully observed. HSI administers the Victim Notification Program which allows eligible victims and witnesses to obtain reliable and timely information regarding a criminal alien's release from custody. However, victims and witnesses are required to register with the agency in order to receive notification of a criminal alien's release.
To register for notification online, visit ICE Victim Notification Program.