The Peoria County Coroner's Office is proud to work with a variety of local law enforcement agencies, first responders, and community-based organizations throughout Central Illinois. We greatly appreciate the work our Community Partners do to help promote awareness and education on topics relating to the work we do on a daily basis.
The Gift of Hope organization coordinates organ and tissue donation and provides services to families of donors throughout portions of Illinois and Indiana. To learn more about the process of organ and tissue donation, please visit their website at www.giftofhope.org
Based in Peoria, Illinois, the JOLT Foundation was founded by Blake and Dr. Tamara Olt after the death of their teenage son, Joshua, from an accidental heroin overdose. The JOLT Foundation aims to provide education and resources on Naloxone distribution, overdose prevention, and harm reduction. www.joltfondation.org
Whitney's Walk for Life is a local fundraising event held annually on the last Saturday in July. Whitney's Walk for Life was created to increase awareness about the the importance of suicide prevention. depression awareness, and mental health access and education. In 2019, Coroner Jamie Harwood was named Honoree Chairperson for the event.
Violence is a public health problem that affects individuals, families, and communities. 2594 Illinois residents died because of homicide or suicide in 2017 – nearly seven violent deaths a day in Illinois. To help find ways to prevent violent deaths, it is crucial that we know the facts. Illinois Violent Death Reporting System (IVDRS) links us to the who, what, when, where, how, and why violent deaths occur. IVDRS is a part of The National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS), the only state-based surveillance (reporting) system that pools unique data elements from multiple sources into a usable, anonymous database. IVDRS covers all types of violent deaths – including homicides and suicides – in all settings for all age groups. https://sites.northwestern.edu/ivdrs/