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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. 

Taelar Scott

Interim Director of Violence Prevention

  • Hours:  Monday through Friday 9 am to 6 pm 
  •  Saturday 12 pm -8 pm

Additional times by appointment only

  • 172 S. Chicago
  • Joliet, Illinois 60432

Contact Information 

  • Phone: (815) 726-4781
  • Fax: (815) 726-4785
  • Email:;

LeShae Hudson

Violence Prevention Council Coordinator 

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

Phone: 815-593-3363


“‘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.”

Joliet Township and Greater Area Incident Report


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