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Senior Citizens Safety

The senior citizen population is the fastest growing population in the country. Surveys show that persons over age 65 are victims of crime far less frequently than younger people. But many senior citizens are so afraid of crime that they shut themselves up in their homes and rarely go out. Isolating ourselves behind locked doors only makes it easier for criminals to work in the neighborhood. You can reduce opportunities for criminals to strike by being alert and careful, and by following these tips.

When you are out...

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When you are at home...

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Protect Your Money

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Don't Be Conned

If a deal sounds too good to be true; it probably is! Watch for these schemes:

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If you are a victim...

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The following agencies provide a variety of victim services:

Will County State's Attorney's Office
14 West Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60432
Victim/Witness Advocate
815.727.8819

Groundwork
1550 Plainfield Road
Joliet, IL 60435
815.729.1228

Family Counseling Agency of Will County
2317 West Jefferson, Suite 126
Joliet, IL 60435
815.741.0846

Will County Legal Assistance
5 East Van Buren, Suite 310
Joliet, IL 60432
815.727.5123

Illinois Department of Corrections
Victim Assistance Services Coordinator
1301 Concordia Court, P.O. Box 19277
Springfield, IL 62794-9277
217.522.2666, ext. 4006

Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault
217.753.4117

NOVA
National Organization for Victim Assistance
1.800.TRY.NOVA ( 1.800.879.6682 )

National Victim Center
1.800.FYI.CALL ( 1.800.394.2255 )

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