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Neil Schori: The Response of the Church to Domestic Violence

Neil Schori, Pastor of Naperville Christian Church, has been invited to speak to the staff of Groundwork in Joliet, IL on April 20 about the church’s role in responding to intimate partner violence.

Pastor Schori has worked closely with victims of abuse through his ministry at Naperville Christian Church and has been utilizing a groundbreaking procedure, the Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit, developed through his connection with Susan Murphy Milano, Intimate Partner Violence Prevention Expert, and used within his church.  Schori will present the basics of the Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit to the staff in hopes it will be adopted and practiced within their program to assist victims.

Neil Schori is instrumental in gathering other pastors, regardless of denomination, to a mission of properly responding to abuse victims, creating a safe haven within the church and faith based community where victims can find better procedures and better resources to begin a journey away from violence for themselves and their children.

In 1983 Guardian Angel Community Services of Joliet began the Groundwork Program to support victims of domestic violence, adults and their children, to break the cycle of family abuse.

Central to Groundwork’s mission is the conviction that victims have a right; to realize their human dignity; to regain control of their lives; to develop renewed ways of living that promote harmony and well-being within their families; to exercise their legal rights with and through the support of an informed community.

Groundwork’s services are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week shelter for victims of domestic violence and crisis intervention, counseling, and legal advocacy.

Neil Schori website and blog:

Neil is also a contributing writer to “Time’s Up!” a victim’s rights blog: