Balancing the Scales of Justice

Balancing the Scales of Justice

October is Child Abuse Awareness Month!

You're invited to attend our educational forum to learn how you can protect your interests throughout the criminal justice process and ensure justice is done. Crime victims' rights are unenforceable and often puts victims at risk of becoming further victimized by the system. The only measure of justice residents have to protect their children, loved ones, or themselves is the law. Justice is the law. Know the laws and how they could be used against you.

Balancing the Scales of Justice will raise awareness of the social, political, and legal issues affecting children of violent crime. Our Hero Award and Warrior Award recipients will be recognized for their courageous efforts to bring two child sex offenders to justice. Congressman Robert Dold's Office also will present both award recipients with Congressional Certificates of Appreciation.

Meet our Speakers:

Alicia Kozakiewicz, founder of The Alicia Project will speak about Alicia's Law and her survival of abduction, torture, and rape at 13 during four days of captivity by an online predator. To find more information visit

Denise Rotheimer, founder of Mothers On a Mission to Stop Violence will speak about her efforts to enforce the rights of victims of violent crime and two Illinois laws that she authored, known as Jasmine's Law and Victims' Rights Sign-Off Sheet.

Mike Nerheim, Attorney at Law, will speak about his experience as both a prosecutor and criminal defense attorney having handled thousands of criminal cases including violent crimes against women and children, as well as used DNA evidence in criminal cases.

Sponsored By:

CLC Women's Center, Mothers On a Mission to Stop Violence, North Chicago Exchange Club, Waukegan Exchange Club, Save Wave Energy, Nicole Jones

Click on the link below to register or RSVP

Please contact me with any questions and/or comments. I look forward to seeing you at our event.

Denise Rotheimer
Mothers On a Mission to Stop Violence