10/20/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Program For Domestic Violence Victims Offers Support, Challenges

For any first-time visitor, Cook County's Domestic Violence Courthouse -- with its unmarked hallways and frequently abandoned information desk -- presents a navigational challenge. For an abuse victim, who may be terrified and injured, the blank walls and empty corridors are just the first bewildering step in a long, convoluted and impersonal process.

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