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Violence Prevention Program

 

The Joliet Township Government has received a substantial grant to implement Violence Prevention Programming along with short term trauma-based intervention. Joliet has been identified as an area of need due to the instances of gun violence that impact the area and its residents. The program will consist of outreach, trained mental health staff, victim advocacy, and case management services, all aimed at reducing gun violence. The violence program hopes to add this program to the toolbox of programs that will aim to serve the township. The program will attempt to actively work with Joliet’s first responders who already protect and serve our community. 

 

Andrea Cambray MSW, LCSW

Director of Violence Prevention

Hours: 8:30-Noon, 1-4 pm (Closed 12–1 pm for lunch)

172 S. Chicago

Joliet, Illinois 60432

(Currently closed to the public)

Phone: (815) 593-6901
Fax: (815) 726-4785
Email: jtvpdirector@joliettownship.net

Andrea Cambray is a highly qualified Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience in program management. Andrea has developed a diverse knowledge of community resources for populations considered high risk through her work at Joliet Junior College, Legal Aid Chicago, and Instituto del Progreso Latino. She possesses expert level knowledge of Mental Health Law and protocol, extensive training in trauma informed care, and is a trained Brainspotter (somatic intervention). While in private practice Andrea developed and maintained an active caseload, providing various therapies to individuals, groups, families and adjunctive therapies.  

Andrea holds a Master degree in Social Work from the University of St. Francis and Bachelor degree in Political Science from DePaul University. Although she was born in Chicago, Andrea has resided in the City of Joliet for a little over a decade. With extensive experience, diverse expertise, and commitment to providing comprehensive and compassionate care, Andrea Cambray is dedicated in her role within the Joliet Township Government.  

Joliet Township and Greater Area Incident Report

Disclaimer

Joliet Township is NOT the Joliet Police Department, please report any and all emergency situations to 9-1-1.

LeShae Hudson

Violence Prevention Council Coordinator 

Hours: 8:30-Noon, 1-4 pm (Closed 12–1 pm for lunch)

172 S. Chicago
Joliet, Illinois 60432
(Currently closed to the public)

 

Phone: 815-573-4890
Email: lhudson@joliettownship.net

 

“‘Service has no Boundaries’, this is my mantra. I created this saying after working over two decades in constituent services. My journey started when I was a teenager. While working for my local elected official, I gained extensive knowledge in how important neighborhood, community, resources and unity is to the quality of life. I have had the pleasure of serving as a Legislator Director for a state representative, Treasurer for state senators, Communications for sheriffs, Campaign Coordinator for district attorneys, Organizer for gubernatorial candidates and  city council members, Senior Citizen Coordinator for mayoral candidates, Health Equity Navigator for the state of Illinois and currently a Violence Prevention Coordinator for Joliet Township Government, but most of all I serve to the Will of the Lord. It is my pleasure and Honor to help our neighbors and community thrive and advance. My gift is helping.”