All students deserve an opportunity to succeed in school. Students who are survivors of domestic or sexual violence face particular barriers to success and frequently struggle with declining academic performance and attendance.
Every Illinois elementary and secondary school should have survivor-centered, trauma-informed policies in place to ensure that student survivors of domestic and sexual violence can succeed in school. Without proper support, student survivors often struggle to complete their education, which can have life-long consequences for their economic stability and ability to thrive. Read the press release or listen to an NPR Illinois story about the report.