Resources

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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OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTINGS

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Post-plea treatment-court programs are offered at arraignment and require defendants to plead guilty to participate. Cook County’s Post-Plea diversion programs are overseen by the Office of the Chief Judge.

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Pre-plea diversion programs are also known as “deferred prosecution” programs. They are offered atbond court and while there is an implication of guilt, pre-plea programs do not require participants toplead guilty to the charges they are facing.

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2018 Schedule for The Family & Friends NetworkNOW AVAILABLE IN TWO LOCATIONSQuestions? Please call 773-674-7200 Leighton Criminal Court Building2650 S. California Ave. Chicago, IL 60608Victim Witness Office10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon

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To protect the interests of crime victims and witnesses in Illinois, the General Assembly passed the Rights of Crime Victims and Witnesses Act in 1984. Subsequently, in 1992, the statutory rights afforded to the victims and witnesses of violent crime were amended to our state’s Bill of Rights.

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The mission of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office Victim Witness Assistance Unit is to enhance prosecution efforts by delivering the highest quality of services to victims and witnesses in the areas of advocacy and court support.

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