Center for Prevention of Abuse

High water levels on the Illinois River are affecting an annual rubber duck race for Peoria’s Center for Prevention Of Abuse. 

Center for Prevention of Abuse selects new leader

Feb 26, 2015

The Center for Prevention of Abuse has a new Executive Director. Martha Herm is retiring from the position after 25-years.

Remembering JBT

Dec 10, 2014
Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

Many are giving pause to pay respect to Illinois State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka.  Her service to the State of Illinois spanned more than three decades in various roles, including the Illinois Senate, the Treasurer's Office and of course her current position of comptroller which she was reelected to last month.

Denise Molina-Weiger / Peoria Public Radio

17th District Congresswoman Cheri Bustos is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act by touring domestic violence centers in the area.

Duck Race ducks on sale

Aug 6, 2014

The Center for Prevention of Abuse is hoping to sell 30-thousand ducks this year for its 26th annual Duck Race. The organization sold 25-thousand ducks last year. The money raised helps support various abuse prevention programs and provide services for victims of abuse.

Denise Molina / Peoria Public Radio

The Center for Prevention of Abuse is hoping to sell five-thousand more ducks this year compared to last year for its 25th annual Duck Race. The organization sold 25-thousand ducks in 2012 to support its various abuse prevention programs including those that take place in tri-county area schools. The money also helps provide services for victims of abuse.