In February 2017 Denise Rotheimer discusses her third legislative effort to
provide attorneys at no cost to survivors of violent crime to enforce their rights as crime victims...
Crime victims are essential to the criminal legal process because their cooperation and
participation allows the state to enforce its laws...
In July 2016 Denise Rotheimer and Lake County State's Attorney Michael Nerheim discuss...
The public is invited to attend the Crime Victims' Rights forum hosted by State Senator Pamela Althoff and Denise Rotheimer
Denise Rotheimer and Joel Brodsky will appear as guests on Left, Right, and You radio show WRMN 1410AM at 3PM, Tuesday, December 20, 2011 to advocate for a change in Illinois law that will hold prosecutors responsible for violating any citizens' legal rights.
No matter where you live, today - across this country - children are more likely to be exposed to violence and crime than adults. This problem has significant consequences for individuals, families, and entire communities. It affects each one of us. .
Discuses why the Survivor Rights Act came to be and what it means for the People of Illinois.
One of NDAA's partners, the Every Child Matters Education Fund, has just released the second edition of We Can Do Better: Child Abuse and Neglect Deaths in America.
Shared Hope International's National Report on Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking, America's Prostituted Children highlights the harsh reality that hundreds of thousands of American children are victimizedthrough sex trafficking in the United States.
The justices ruled that the girl, as well as any other child prostitute, is not a criminal, but rather a victim.
A pediatric urologist at Cornell—Dix Poppas—has been operating on little girls with what he judges to be oversized clitorises....
Written by Patricia Jones, Chairperson of the Coalition to Reduce Recidivism.
House Republican leader sends his letter of response to Barrington event.
One would think that an agency such as ICASA, who expresses to be about protecting children from sexual violence, would support Jasmine's Law.
Listen to Denise as a guest on WKRS radio discussing recent spate of attemtpted abductions and handling of child predator cases in Lake County.
Jasmine shares her experience and unique insight into the problem of child sex abuse.
State Attorney's in Illinois are supposed to prosecute rapists. From everything I'm seeing and hearing from survivors in this region, they are doing a lousy job.
Listen to Denise as a guest on WLIP radio discussing the current condition of prosecution of child predators and victims' rights.
The News-Sun recieved two awards for the Too Young For Justice Series from the Illinois Press Association.
Letter from Too Young For Justice Series Editor, David Rutter.
Letter sent by Erin Rubelke of the Illinois Attorney General's Office.
Zacharias Center and its umbrella, Illinois Council Against Sexual Assault...
Denise Rotheimer is a tireless advocate for sexual abuse victims in Lake County.
Read the Award Winning Lake County News-Sun series about child sex abuse in Lake County
Child pornography must be eradicated. Its' human costs are extremely substantial.
The public is invited to attend the Crime Victims' Rights forum hosted by State Senator Pamela Althoff and Denise Rotheimer, founder of Mothers On a Mission to Stop Violence in the Auditorium at Grant Community High School on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The panelists are comprised of Michael Nerheim, Lake County State's Attorney; Louis Bianchi, McHenry County State's Attorney; and Gilbert Rivera, Deputy Chief of Round Lake Beach Police Department presenting information on crime victims' rights, victim compensation and the legal system. There is no cost to attend and questions for the panelists are encouraged.
You're invited to attend our educational forum to learn how you can protect your interests throughout the criminal justice process and ensure justice is done. Crime victims' rights are unenforceable and often puts victims at risk of becoming further victimized by the system. The only measure of justice residents have to protect their children, loved ones, or themselves is the law. Justice is the law. Know the laws and how they could be used against you.
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In recognition of Mike Nerheim's commitment to protect and enforce the rights of crime victims, MOMSV proudly endorses his campaign for Lake County State's Attorney. Upon his election, we look forward to building an alliance between the Office of the Lake County State's Attorney and the Center for Survivor Justice to provide crime victims with a grievance process that will remedy the violations of victims' rights during the criminal justice system.
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In Lake County, 9 of 10 registered sex offenders committed their crimes against children.
In October 2006, the number of registered child sex offenders increased by 10 percent.
According to crime victims rights advocate Denise Rotheimer, people who value the innocence of children in our communities must take a stand to serve justice on their behalf. She is looking for people to become an advocate for crime victims and petition state representatives and senators to support the Crime Victims' Rights Act.
For more information, call Rotheimer at 847-406-8566
Lake County News-Sun : 2/15/2008