Justice Assistance Board

Purpose
The Grundy County State's Attorney's Justice Assistance Board was created on December 14, 1998 to fill a void for crime victims where resources are limited and to create programs to help prevent crime. The board is made up of 12 individuals that represent a cross section of Grundy County. The Justice Assistance Board is funded strictly by private donations; no county funds are used for this organization.
Mission Statement
It is the mission of the Grundy County State's Attorney's Justice Assistance Board to aid violent crime victims of Grundy County when there are no other financial resources and to coordinate crime prevention programs within the county.
Funding
No government nor tax funds are used by the Justice Assistance Board. There are four sources that fund this board:

Steak Fry - Held annually on the Tuesday before the Grundy County Corn Festival on the Grundy County Courthouse Lawn.

DUI Victim Impact Panel - Offenders of traffic/DUI offenses that are found guilty or have plead guilty are ordered to attend this panel. The offenders listen to the victims of previous DUI's that have suffered great bodily harm or family members of persons who have died as a result of DUI accidents.

Vending Machines - The vending machines by the bathroom on the first floor of the Grundy County Courthouse are operated by the Justice Assistance Board. All proceeds from the vending machines go back to the board.

Private Donations - Private donations can be made to the Justice Assistance Board at any time. Donations can be brought to the Grundy County State's Attorney's Office or mailed to the address below. For more information about the Justice Assistance Board, contact Sydney Bartels at (815)941-3279 or sbartels@grundycountyil.gov.
Grundy County State's Attorney
Attn: Justice Assistance Board
111 E. Washington Street
Morris, IL 60450