Domestic Violence Division
The Domestic Violence Division hears actions and proceedings for civil no contact orders arising under the Civil No Contact Order Act (740 ILCS 22/101, et seq.), stalking no contact orders arising under the Stalking No Contact Order Act (740 ILCS 21/1, et seq.), orders of protection arising under the Domestic Violence Act of 1986 (750 ILCS 60/101, et seq.), except actions arising under the Juvenile Court Act (705 ILCS 405/1 1, et seq.), the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code (405 ILCS 5/1 100, et seq.) and the Probate Act of 1975 (755 ILCS 5/1 1, et seq.).
The Division also hears all of the following criminal actions and proceedings involving family and household members, as defined in the Domestic Violence Act of 1986:
1) all matters through the preliminary examination or indictment, pursuant to 725 ILCS 5/109 3.1, in which the most serious offense charged is a class 1, 2 or 3 felony; and
2) all matters in which the most serious offense charged is aggravated stalking, any class 4 felony or any misdemeanor.
The Domestic Violence Division hears matters concerning: civil orders of protection, criminal actions involving relationships defined by the Illinois Domestic Violence Act including: all matters through the preliminary hearing or indictment in which the most serious offense charged is a Class 1, 2, or 3 felony, Class 4 felonies, misdemeanors, aggravated stalking, civil no contact orders and stalking no contact orders