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Monday, January 30, 2017

Illinois Cosmetologists Spot Domestic Violence

Credit: AP
People who cut hair, do nails, and engage in other cosmetic work see their clients up close and personal, often hearing intimate details and observing their clients in ways that others do not see.

As of January 1, 2017, Illinois cosmetologists are required to undergo training to identify and report domestic violence (HB4264). The Listen. Support. Connect curriculum will address how to recognize physical and emotional abuse.  The curriculum was designed by Chicago Says No More and Cosmetologists Chicago.  The first training sessions will begin in March 2017.

 “We are dedicated to collaborating in new ways to address the epidemic of domestic violence and sexual assault in the Chicago metro area and across Illinois,” says Kristie Paskvan, CFO of Mesirow Financial and founder of Chicago Says No More. 

To see the law in full, visit Chicago Says No More New Illinois Law.


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