Unfortunately many people in Illinois are personally familiar with domestic violence. Many people are either the victim of domestic abuse or they may have a relative or friend who has been the victim of domestic abuse. They have either experienced or witnessed the devastation that domestic violence can cause. It can have effect on not only the direct victim, but to the entire family, especially if the couple has children together.
One father in Illinois, who is no stranger to domestic violence, was recently arrested after kidnapping his children. The father is currently on parole after serving jail sentences for felony domestic battery charges and aggravated battery charges. There were also two warrants out for him at the time of his arrest, both of which included domestic battery charges, among many others. Luckily the children were unharmed and found shortly after the father kidnapped them. A relative brought the children to the Department of Children and Family Services building in their town.