Resources

Each year, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office hosts a Victim Memorial Service as a special tribute to victims of violent crime and their families as well as those who have survived violent crime.

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If property was seized from you by a law enforcement agency for forfeiture, a Preliminary Review Hearing will be conducted to determine whether there is probable cause that the property may be subject to forfeiture.

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Cook County AVN is a system that offers victims and witnesses of crime two important resources: information and notification.

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The mission of the Child Support Enforcement Division of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office is to help parents and custodial guardians establish paternity, receive child support and enforce support obligations owed by non-custodial parents to their children.

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Most businesses are operated by honest people, but there are also some unscrupulous people who prey on trusting consumers. This Web Page contains tips about scams and frauds, what to watch for, and what to do if you are a victim.

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The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office's Consumer Fraud Unit offers the following Consumer Complaint Forms: After you return the Consumer Complaint Form to the State’s Attorney’s Office, your case will be assigned a file number and reviewed by an Assistant State’s Attorney.

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State’s Attorney Foxx is committed to creating safer, healthier communities by using prosecutorial resources strategically, appropriately, and supporting reforms that avoid needlessly bringing people into the justice system. As such, providing effective alternatives to traditional prosecution and incarceration of non-violent offenders is a priority. These efforts are commonly referred to as “diversion”. 

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The Cook County State's Attorney's Office continually strives to improve its services to victims of domestic violence. To that end, in February of 1997, the office created a Domestic Violence Division that aggressively prosecutes these cases on a county-wide basis with a staff of specially trained attorneys.

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Restorative Justice Community Court (RJCC) Pre-Plea

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The Crime Victim’s Compensation Act was enacted in 1973 and provides financial compensation to innocent victims of violent crime and their families. Eligible victims or their family members receive compensation for certain out-of-pocket expenses, medical/hospital expenses or loss of earnings.

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Stealing someone's identity to buy everything from cars, consumer goods, and mortgages, while leaving the victim's credit rating in ruins is one of the fastest growing crimes in America.

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Cook County is home to a large and vibrant immigrant population, and the rich diversity of our immigrant communities is one of our region’s great strengths. Unfortunately, there are individuals who target and prey on these communities, and immigrant witnesses and victims of crime may fear cooperating with law enforcement due to their immigration status. 

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The State’s Attorney’s Office’s review of officer-involved shooting cases where a death has occurred is the subject of intense public interest.

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Misdemeanor Deferred Prosecution Program (MDPP)  Pre-Plea Defendants are assessed by licensed community service providers for behavioral health, housing, and/or veteran needs. Veterans are sent to Veterans Affairs for assessment and services. Charges are dismissed upon successful completion of the assessment where providers will offer services to defendants based on their needs. Eligibility 

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The Mortgage Fraud Investigations and Prosecutions Unit leads a targeted response to this epidemic in Cook County. The Unit is devoted solely to handling these complex prosecutions by overseeing long term investigations which often lead to the arrest of multiple defendants.

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