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.
This unique service began over 20 years ago and has evolved into a significant event where people can come together to reflect on the memories of their loved ones and other victims of violent crime through moving testimonials, music, and prayer.
Over 100 memorial boards with pictures of homicide and reckless homicide victims are displayed at the service. Inspirational words of encouragement and hope are also shared during a candlelight tribute, which concludes the service and symbolizes the commitment to end the tragic cycle of violence in our communities.
If you would like more information on the memorial service, please contact the Victim Witness Assistance Unit at (773) 674-7200.