Statement from Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx

July 29, 2020

The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office works to uphold public safety through the fair and efficient administration of justice.  Every day, our dedicated Victim Witness Unit is on the front lines, working directly with those most affected by violence as they navigate the court system on their path to seeking justice.  This unit is funded by allocations in our annual County Budget as well as both state and federal grants.  These resources allow us to offer limited relocation assistance on a case by case basis.   

However, the criminal justice system cannot be the only resource for victims. Collaboration with advocates, community based organizations, government, and other law enforcement agencies is critical to provide the most comprehensive system of services to victims and witnesses.

The safety of those who have been involuntarily engaged in the criminal justice system is paramount to the work of our office. I look forward to working closely with city and county officials to increase essential protections for everyone in Cook County.