The Office of the Cook County State’s Attorney is the second-largest prosecutor’s office in the United States and represents the 5.2 million residents of Cook County in criminal prosecutions and civil matters, in courthouses around the County.
Too many neighborhoods in Cook County are plagued by unacceptably high levels of violence that take a tremendous toll on victims, families, and communities. At the same time, trust in the justice system is eroded, particularly in communities of color that have disproportionately borne the detrimental effects of mass incarceration and “tough on crime” policies of past decades. For too long, these two issues have been treated as mutually exclusive. Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx recognizes that working with the community — especially those most impacted by crime — increases public safety. You can read more about the office's policy priorities HERE.